Grocery store and LCBO coronavirus cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Nov 6 2020, 10:31 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 2 and November 6:

LCBO

  • On October 29, an employee at an LCBO location in Vaughan at 9970 Dufferin Street tested positive for the virus. The last day they worked was on October 17.
  • On November 2, the LCBO put out another statement after an employee at a Maple location, 2943 Major Mackenzie Drive, also tested positive for coronavirus. The last day they worked was on October 30.

LCBO customers are required to wear a mask or face covering when shopping at their locations in cities or towns where municipal bylaws or orders have made it mandatory –including Toronto.

The company says it will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of its employees and that there are safety measures in place including cleaning and sanitization, in-store promotion of physical distancing, and HR policies in support of staff.

Loblaws

  • On October 31, a Loblaws location at 101 Eglinton Avenue East, reported an employee testing positive for coronavirus. The last day they worked was October 29.
  • That same day, an employee at Loblaw’s 301 Moore Avenue location in East York tested positive for coronavirus. The last day they worked was on October 26.
  • Loblaw’s at 15 Musgrave Street, reported a positive test among one of their employees on Tuesday. The last day they worked was on October 31.
  • A second Loblaw’s location, 3501 Yonge Street, reported two team members testing positive for the virus. The last day the team members had worked was on October 20 and October 29.
  • A Loblaw’s location, 50 Musgrave Drive, reported two team members testing positive. The last day they worked were on October 31 and November 1.

Fortinos

  • A Fortinos location, 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan, reported three employees testing positive for the virus. The last day the employees worked was October 19, 23, and 28.
  • A Fortino’s location in Brampton, 55 Mountain Ash Road, reported an employee testing positive for the virus as well. The last day they worked was on October 30.

No Frills

  • An employee at Vito’s No Frills, located at 3685 Keele Street, tested positive for coronavirus on November 4. The employee had last worked in the store on October 30.
  • An employee at Anthony’s No Frills, located at 1054 Centre Street in Vaughan, tested positive for the virus on November 5. The last day the employee worked was on November 2.
  • An employee at Durante’s No Frills, located at 1 York Gate Boulevard in North York, also tested positive. The employee had last worked on October 27.

Metro

  • Metro reported a case last week, on October 29 at its 100 Lynn Williams Street location. The employee had last worked on October 20.
  • A Metro Distribution Centre located at 5559 Dundas Street West reported a positive case on October 30 among one of their employees. The last day they worked was October 21.
  • The same distribution centre reported another case on October 31 of an employee testing positive. They had last worked on October 26.
  • On November 1, the same Distribution Centre in Etobicoke reported a third positive case of an employee. They had last worked on October 28.
  • On November 1, two Metro distribution centres, including the 5559 Dundas Street West location and the West Mall Distribution Centre located at 170 the West Mall in Etobicoke, reported to employees testing positive. The first employee had last worked on October 28 and the second employee on October 30.
  • An employee at the Metro located at 2300 Yonge Street tested positive on November 2. The last day the employee worked was on October 30.
  • The second reported case on that same day was at Metro Bridlewood Mall, located at 2900 Warden Avenue in Scarborough. The last day the employee worked was on October 28.
  • On November 3, Metro reported a case at its Distribution Centre, 5559 Dundas Street West in Etobicoke. The employee who tested positive for coronavirus had last worked on October 27.

Food Basics

  • On October 30, a Food Basics location, 45 Overlea Boulevard, reported a positive case of one of their team members. The employee’s last day of work was October 27.
  • That same day, another Food Basics location, 10886 Hurontario Street in Brampton, reported an employee testing positive on October 30. The last day the employee worked was October 24.
  • A Food Basics located at 8910 Highway 50 in Brampton reported a positive case as well. The employee had worked on October 27.

Sobeys

  • Sobeys reported a positive case among one of their staff members on November 4. The employee had worked at the Sobey’s location at 2240 York Boulevard in Toronto. The last day they worked was on October 29.
  • Sobeys has also reported a positive case among one of their staff members at a FreshCo location in Mississauga, 7205 Goreway Drive on October 30. The last day the employee worked was on October 26.

Metro has previously shared 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 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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