Grocery store COVID-19 cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Nov 13 2020, 10:32 am

Grocery stores 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 November 9 and November 13:

Loblaws

  • On November 9, Independent City Market reported two team members testing positive for the virus. The grocery store located at 3080 Yonge Street, shared that the employees last worked on October 28 and November 4.
  • On November 10, three employees at Independent City Market, 3080 Yonge Street, tested positive on a presumptive coronavirus test. The last day they worked was on October 28, November 4 and 7.
  • On November 13, an employee at a Loblaws at 1500 Bayview Avenue, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 10.

Fortinos

  • On November 9, a Fortinos at 700 Lawrence Avenue West reported two employees having tested positive for COVID-19. The last time the two employees worked was on November 1 and November 7.
  • On November 13, an employee tested positive at a Fortinos location in Brampton, 60 Quarry Edge Drive. The last day they worked was on November 6.

No Frills

  • On November 9, Ashley’s No Frills, located at 7070 McLaughlin Road in Mississauga, reported a positive case among one of their team members. The last day the team member worked was on November 4.
  • On November 10, two employees at Vito’s No Frills, 3685 Keele Street, tested positive for coronavirus. They had last worked on October 30 and November 5.
  • That same day, an employee at Mira’s No Frills, 1450 Lawrence Avenue East in North York, tested positive for the virus on November 10. The last day they worked was on November 1.
  • In the city’s west end, two employees at Sheriff’s No Frills, 1530 Albion Road, tested positive for the virus. The last day the two members worked was on October 31 and November 6.
  • In Vaughan, two employees at Anthony’s No Frills, 1054 Centre Street, also tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 2 and 4.
  • An employee at Mike’s No Frills, 222 Lansdowne Avenue tested positive for the virus reporting the exposure on November 10. The last day they worked was November 2.
  • On November 11, 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.
  • On November 13, two employees at Mike’s No Frills, 222 Lansdowne Avenue, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day the employee worked was on November 10.

Metro

  • On November 3, a Metro grocery store located at 180 Sandalwood Parkway in Brampton reported a positive case. The last day the employee worked was on October 30.
  • On November 6, Metro reported an employee testing positive. The employee who works at the 201 Lloyd Manor Road location in Etobicoke, 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 tested positive. This is the same location that reported a case on November 6. The staff member had last worked on November 7.

Food Basics

  • A Food Basics employee at 5085 Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough tested positive for coronavirus on November 11. The last day they worked was on November 7.

Sobeys

  •  Sobeys also reported a case on November 10 at its FreshCo location at 147 Laird Drive. The employee had last worked on November 5.

T&T Supermarket

  • T&T Supermarket located at 715 Central Parkway West in Mississauga reported a positive case among one of its employees on November 7. The last day the team member worked was on November 2.

Metro has previously shared cases of coronavirus 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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