Grocery store and LCBO coronavirus cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Oct 30 2020, 9:44 am

Several 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 October 26 and October 30:

LCBO

  • On October 26, an employee at the 785 Milner Avenue location in Scarborough tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on October 18.

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

  • According to Loblaws’ daily coronavirus update, on Tuesday, October 27, a Loblaws location at 11 Redway Road in Toronto reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was October 22.
  • On October 29, a Loblaws location at 10909 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill reported an employee testing positive for coronavirus. The last day they worked was October 25.
  • On October 30, a team member at a Loblaws, located at 3501 Yonge Street tested positive for COVID-19. The last day employee worked was on October 20.

Fortinos

  • A Fortinos location in Brampton at 35 Worthington Avenue reported a positive case among one of its employees and had last worked on October 22.
  • On October 26, another Fortinos location in Brampton, this time at 55 Mountainash Drive, reported that an employee tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on October 18.
  • On October 28, a Fortinos location at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was October 19.

No Frills

  • An employee at Dino’s No Frills, located at 680 Silver Creek Boulevard, tested positive for coronavirus on October 24. They had last worked on October 14.
  • Two employees at Enzo’s No Frills, located at 325 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, also tested positive for the virus on October 24. The last days they worked were on October 18 and 19.
  • On October 25, Mike’s No Frills, located at 295 Queen Street East in Brampton, reported a team member had tested positive and the last day they worked was October 20.
  • Carlo’s No Frills, located at 1591 Wilson Avenue, reported on October 25 that two team members had tested positive for the virus. The employees last worked on October 19 and 20.
  • On October 25, an employee at VanSpall’s No Frills, located at 9305 Markham Road in Markham, also tested positive for coronavirus. They had last worked on October 18.
  • Dave and Charlotte’s No Frills, located at 70 Island Road in Scarborough, a team member tested positive for coronavirus and had last worked on October 20.
  • In Richmond Hill, Enzo’s No Frills at 9325 Yonge Street, also reported three employees testing positive for the virus. The last day all team members worked was on October 18, 19, and 23.

Metro

  • On October 23, a distribution centre employee at 5559 Dundas Street West, also tested positive for the virus and had last worked on October 18.
  • The next day, the same distribution centre reported another case. The last day the employee worked was on October 21.
  • On October 28, the Metro Distribution Centre, 5559 Dundas Street West, reported two employees testing positive for coronavirus. The employees’ last day of work was October 22 and 25, respectively.

Food Basics

  • On October 21, a Food Basics location in Toronto, 830 Lansdowne Road, also reported two employees that have tested positive for the virus. The last days the two worked were October 17 and 18.
  • A Food Basics store, 900 Albion Road, reported a positive case of an employee. They had last worked on October 24.

Sobeys

  • Sobeys also reported a positive case on October 24 among one of their employees in a FreshCo location at 10615 Bramalea Road in Brampton. The last day the employee worked was October 19.
  • An employee at Sobeys located at 840 Dupont Street in Toronto tested positive for the virus. The employee had last worked on October 22.

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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