Metro and Food Basics employees test positive for COVID-19

Nov 19 2020, 10:20 am

Eight Toronto and GTA grocery stores have reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff as Ontario continues to see a rise in numbers.

Metro reported several COVID-19 cases over the last weekend and into this week across the Toronto area.

On November 13, a Food Basics location at 2131 Lawrence Avenue East in Scarborough reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was November 7.

That same day, a Distribution Centre in Etobicoke at the 5559 Dundas Street West location reported two employees testing positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on November 12.

On November 13, an employee at Vickers Distribution Centre, at 25 Vickers Road in Etobicoke, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on November 9.

The next day, an employee at Metro Lloyd Manor, located at 201 Lloyd Manor Road in Etobicoke, also tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 11.

The same location reported another case on November 17. The employee had last worked on November 9.

On November 17, an employee at a Food Basics located at 8910 Highway 50 in Brampton also reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 9.

Two Loblaw’s locations across Toronto and the GTA also reported positive cases over the last few days.

On November 18, an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore, located at 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day the employee had worked was on November 12.

The next day, an employee at Fortinos location at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan also reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus on November 18. They had last worked on November 12.

Over the past week, more store locations have reported cases of the virus across the region.

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.

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