Almost 15 Toronto grocery stores reported coronavirus cases this week

Oct 2 2020, 10:16 am

Grocery store locations in and around Toronto 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 September 28 and October 2:

Loblaws

  • According to Loblaws, an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive, tested positive for COVID-19. They last worked on September 13.
  • On September 20, an employee at a Loblaws, located at 2877 Bayview Avenue, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the employee worked was September 14.
  • On September 21, another employee — this time located at a Loblaws at 12 St. Clair Avenue East, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day the team member worked was on September 17.
  • On September 26, an employee at Loblaws’, 3671 Dundas Street West location, also tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the team member worked was on September 17.
  • An employee at the Real Canadian Superstore, 85 Steeles Avenue West in Brampton, also reported a positive test on September 26. The last day the team member worked was on September 15.
  • A Loblaws location at 60 Carlton Street also reported a positive case on September 30. The employee’s last shift was on September 27.

Metro

  • Updated on the Metro website this week; on September 26, employers were notified of a positive COVID-19 test at the Distribution Centre located at 170 The West Mall in Etobicoke. The employee last worked on September 20.
  • On September 24, Metro was informed of an employee who tested positive for coronavirus at their 16 William Kitchen Road location in Scarborough. Their last day of work was September 18.
  • On September 23, Metro was notified of a case at the Vickers Distribution Centre in Etobicoke. The employee’s last day of work was September 20.

Sobeys

  • As for grocers such as Sobey’s, an employee at its Freshco location at 2440 Dundas Street West has also tested positive for COVID-19, having last worked on September 25.
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Sobeys

No Frills

  • A team member at Rob’s NoFrills, located at 2430 Eglinton Avenue East, has tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on September 18. The last day the team member worked was on September 14.
  • Carlo’s No Frills located at 6220 Yonge Street in North York, had reported four positive cases on September 27, now Loblaws tracking log is reporting “multiple” cases rather than the four previously noted.
  • On September 20, an employee from Tim & Sue’s NoFrills at 372 Pacific Avenue, also tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the employee worked was September 14.

Fortinos

  • A Fortinos location at 60 Quarry Edge Drive in Brampton, reported a positive case among one of its staff members. The last day the employee had worked was September 21.
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Loblaws

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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