Grocery store coronavirus cases disclosed in Toronto this week

Jul 31 2020, 6:40 am

Over the course of a week, various Toronto grocery stores and LCBO locations may disclose instances of employees being diagnosed with COVID-19.

We’re consolidating this information so that, going into the weekend, you know which local spots have seen recent cases, and if there are any closures to be aware of.

Here are the updates on confirmed cases of coronavirus between July 27 to 31:

LCBO

  • There have been no reported cases of coronavirus in Toronto LCBO store employees this week. LCBO customers are now required to wear a mask or face covering when visiting stores in regions with municipal bylaws or orders saying so, including Toronto.

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

Grocery stores

  • As of Friday, according to Metro, one staff member at Food Basics Scarborough, located at 2131 Lawrence Avenue East, informed them on July 24, and last worked on July 19.
  • Previously, Metro reported five cases identified at its West Mall Distrbution Centre — staff members last worked on July 14, 16, 17, and 20.

Here is the case at Metro listed this week:

Metro

Prior to these new developments, Metro has disclosed 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.

The grocer says its online tracker is continually being updated in an effort to keep the public aware of where cases have been confirmed.

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