Metro and No Frills employees test positive for COVID-19

Nov 11 2020, 6:06 pm

More Toronto area grocery stores reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff on Wednesday as the province continues to see a high number of cases.

Several Metro locations across Toronto and the GTA have recently reported positive cases since last weekend.

On November 6, Metro reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The employee, that worked at 201 Lloyd Manor Road in Etobicoke, had last worked on November 3.

The next day, an employee at another Metro location, 808-3221 Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough, tested positive for coronavirus. The last day they worked was on November 1.

On November 9, an employee at Metro 2300 Yonge Street, also reported testing positive for the virus. The employee had last worked on November 7.

That same day, an employee at a Metro located at 291 York Mills Road, tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on October 31.

In the city’s West end, a Metro employee tested positive for coronavirus on November 9. The employee, that works at 2208 Lakeshore Boulevard West, in Etobicoke had last worked on November 4.

In North York, a Metro employee at 201 Loyd Manor Road in Etobicoke also tested positive for COVID-19. This is the same location that reported a case on November 6.

The staff member had last worked on November 7.

Another Toronto grocer, Sobeys, also reported a case on November 10 at its FreshCo location at 147 Laird Drive. The employee had last worked on November 5.
On November 11, two separate Loblaw’s locations reported cases among their employees.
In the regions east end, an employee at Francois’ No Frills, located at 360 McLevin Avenue in Scarborough, reported testing positive on a presumptive test.
An employee at Chris’ No Frills, located at 1591 Wilson Avenue, tested positive in a presumptive test for the virus as well. The last day the employee had worked was on November 3.

Metro has also previously shared multiple cases of coronavirus at locations including Parkway Mall, West 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 within 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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