Several Toronto area grocery stores reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff on Monday as the province continues to see a high number of cases.
On November 9, three Loblaw’s locations reported cases among their employees.
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.
That same day, 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 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.
Out in the GTA, a 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.
As for other grocers, last week on November 3, a Metro grocery store located at 180 Sandalwood Parkway in Brampton reported a positive case. The last day the employee had worked was on October 30.
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 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.