Sobeys and FreshCo employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 8 2020, 10:04 am

As the province reports high daily case numbers, Toronto and GTA grocery stores have also reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff over the past few days.

Sobeys has recently updated its COVID-19 page listing cases reported early last week.

On December 2, an employee at Sobeys, 199 Roncesvalles Avenue has tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was on November 23.

That same day, an employee at a Sobeys in Brampton, also tested positive for the virus. The employee at the 11965 Hurontario Street location had last worked on November 22.

In Richmond Hill, two employees at a FreshCo, 1430 Major MacKenzie East, tested positive for COVID-19 on December 3. The last day they had worked was on November 29 and December 1.

The next day, on December 4, an employee at a Sobeys at 125 The Queensway, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 26.

Another employee at the same location on December 4 also reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on November 29.

Several days later, on December 7, an employee at a Sobeys in Brampton, 930 North Park Drive, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 30.

As for Loblaws, on their daily COVID-19 tracker, one case was reported in Toronto on December 8.

An employee at Loblaws, 50 Musgrave Street, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 28.

Yesterday and over the past weekend, Toronto grocery stores reported many COVID-19 cases among staff members.

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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