Grocery store and LCBO COVID-19 cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Dec 18 2020, 8:18 am

Grocery stores and LCBO locations in and around the Toronto area may disclose instances of employees having tested positive for COVID-19.

We’re consolidating this information every week, so that going into the weekend, you know which locations have seen recent cases and if there are any closures to be aware of.

Here are the updates on confirmed coronavirus cases reported in grocery stores between December 14 to 18:

LCBO

  • On December 11, an employee at the 1115 Lodestar Road location tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 2.
  • Again On December 11, another employee at 502 Lawrence Avenue West, tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 6.
  • In Vaughan, on December 11, an LCBO located at 8260 ON-27 Highway 27 and Innovation Drive reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 6.
  • In Brampton, on the same day, an employee tested positive at 11785 Bramalea Road, and had last worked on December 7.
  • On December 14, an employee at 7850 Weston Road tested positive for a virus. They had last worked on December 6.
  • In Etobicoke, on December 14, an employee at the 662 Burnhamthorpe Road location tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 6.
  • That same day, another employee, this time at the 1339 Lawrence Avenue West location, tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 10.
  • On December 15, they were notified of a positive case at their 11785 Bramalea Road location. The employee had last worked on December 5.
  • The LCBO has also been made aware of a contract vendor working out of their 932 Gerrard Street East location, who tested positive for COVID-19, on December 15. They had last worked in-store on December 6.
  • On December 16, an employee at the 2356 Kennedy Road location tested positive for the virus. The last shift they had worked was on December 9.
  • In Brampton, on December 16, an employee at another LCBO location, 100 Clementine Drive, tested positive for the virus. The last shift they had worked was on December 11.

“This general notice is being provided out of transparency. Should we receive any Public Health direction or guidance, we will act immediately and accordingly,” said the LCBO.

“The LCBO has several measures to keep employees and customers safe, including regular cleaning and sanitization and in-store measures that promote physical distancing.”

Loblaws

  • On December 13, an employee at Loblaws located at 60 Carlton Street tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 5.
  • The same day, an employee at a Loblaws located at 3501 Yonge Street in North York tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 9.
  • On December 14, an employee at Loblaws located at 5095 Yonge Street tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 10.
  • That same day, an employee at another Loblaws, this time at 301 Moore Avenue, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 13.
  • On December 15, an employee at a Loblaws located at 50 Musgrave Street tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 4.
  • On December 16, an employee at a Loblaws located at 5970 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The employee had last worked on December 4.
  • On December 17, an employee at a Loblaws, 11 Redway Road, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on December 14.
  • That same day, at a Loblaws located at 5095 Yonge Street, two employees reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day the two worked was on December 9 and 10.
  • Another two employees, this time at a Loblaws located at 50 Musgrave Street, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on December 17. The last days the two worked was on December 4 and 9.
  • On December 18, two employees at a Loblaws, located at 380 The East Mall in Etobicoke, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on December 8 and 9, respectively.

Fortinos

  • On December 12, two employees from a Fortinos location in Vaughan tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 2 and 8 at the grocer’s 3940 Highway 7 location.
  • That same day, another employee at a Fortinos, this time at 8585 Highway 27, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 4.
  • On December 14, an employee at a Fortinos located at 330 Queens Plate Drive tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 7.
  • On December 16, a Fortinos employee at 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan, tested positive on a presumptive test for coronavirus. They had last worked on December 6.
  • In Brampton, on December 16, an employee at a Fortinos, 55 Mountainash Drive, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 8.
  • On December 17, in Etobicoke, another two employees at a Fortinos, 330 Queens Plate Drive, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The team members had last worked on December 7 and 11.
  • That same day, in Brampton, an employee at a Fortinos, 60 Quarry Edge Drive, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The last day they had worked was December 13.

No Frills

  • In Etobicoke, two employees at a No Frills located at 1530 Albion Road tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus on December 13. They had last worked on December 4 and 9.
  • On December 15, an employee at Fab’s No Frills, 3800 Rutherford Road in Vaughan, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 7.

Food Basics

  • On December 11, a Food Basics location at 255 Morningside Avenue reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 7.

Metro

  • On December 12, an employee at Metro College and Shaw, 735 College Street, tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 10.
  • On December 14, two employees at Metro Front Street Market, located at 80 Front Street East, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 9 and 12, respectively.
  • That same day, another employee at Metro Lloyd Manor, 201 Lloyd Manor Road in Etobicoke, tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 8.
  • On December 15, the Metro located at 600 Sheppard Avenue West, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 13.
  • The same day, an employee at Metro College & Shaw, 735 College Street, tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 11.

Sobeys

  • On December 11, an employee at a Sobeys located at 441 Clark Avenue West in Thornhill tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on December 7.

FreshCo

  • On December 8, an employee at a FreshCo located at 3400 Dundas Street West tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 29.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • On December 17, a Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Road, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 11.
  • On December 18, an employee at Emiliano & Ana’s No Frills, 245 Dixon Road in Etobicoke, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 12.

Metro has previously shared coronavirus cases at locations including Parkway Mall, Queen West, Bloor and Spadina, College and Shaw, The Cold Chain Produce Distribution Centre, and more.

“We will always contact and follow the guidance of Public Health to ensure the safety of our teammates and customers whenever we are made aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in one of our food stores or distribution centres,” reads Metro’s website.

In an effort for transparency, Loblaws regularly updates their coronavirus cases in stores by province within the last 15 days, as well as Sobey’s for 14 days.

“In addition, we have mandated that our staff and customers wear masks in Extra Foods, Fortinos, Maxi, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstores and T&T stores across Canada,” said Loblaws.

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