Grocery store COVID-19 cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Nov 27 2020, 5:22 pm

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 23 and November 27:

Loblaws

  • On November 21, an employee at Loblaws location 60 Carlton Street in Toronto reported positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 17.
  • That same day, two employees tested positive for coronavirus at a Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive. The last day they had worked was November 12 and 15, respectively.
  • Another employee, this time at a Real Canadian Superstore, 1755 Brimley Road in Scarborough, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 21.
  • An employee at the Independent City Market, 55 Bloor Street, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 14.
  • On November 25, two employees at a Loblaws location, 200 Bullock Drive in Markham, reported positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on November 16 and 17.
  • On November 25, an employee at Loblaws location 5970 McLaughlin Road in Mississauga tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The last day they worked was November 17.
  • An employee at a Real Canadian Superstore, 3045 Mavis Road in Mississauga, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on November 27. They had last worked on November 23.

Fortinos

  • North of Toronto, an employee at a Fortinos, 291 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was November 18.
  • An employee at Fortinos, 8585 Highway 27 in Vaughan, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on November 18.
  • On November 26, two employees at a Fortinos location, 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan, reported positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on November 18 and 21.
  • At another Fortinos location, 8585 Highway 27 in Vaughan, three employees tested positive on a presumptive coronavirus test. They had last worked on November 20 and 21.

No Frills

  • On November 24, an employee at Matt’s No Frills, 449 Parliament Street in Toronto, reported positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 17.

Metro

  • On November 21, an employee at the Centre de distribution West Mall at 170 The West Mall in Etobicoke tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 21.
  • On November 21, an employee at Metro’s Bathurst & Steeles location tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member at 6201 Bathurst Street in North York had last worked on November 18.
  • That same day, another employee at the Metro at 210 Lloyd Manor Road in Etobicoke tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 17.
  • In Etobicoke, an employee at Metro, 201 Lloyd Manor Road, also tested positive. They had last worked on November 15.
  • On November 24, an employee at Metro Downsview, 1090 Wilson Avenue in North York, tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member had last worked on November 19.

Food Basics

  • In Richmond Hill, an employee at the Food Basics at 13221 Yonge Street tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 18.
  • On November 23, another employee at the same location tested positive for coronavirus and had last worked on November 17.
  • An employee at a Food Basics location tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member at 5085 Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough had last worked on November 19.
  • Another Food Basics employee at 8910 Highway 50 #F in Brampton tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 15.

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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