Loblaws among grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Apr 12 2021, 11:58 am

As Ontario continues to see a rise in COVID-19 cases, Toronto area grocery stores have reported over 30 cases since last Wednesday and over the weekend.

Grocery stores such as Loblaws have reported 22 of its grocery chains with employees who tested positive for the virus since April 10:

  • On April 10, two employees at the City Market, 55 Bloor Street West, were reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 1 and 6.
  • On April 10, an employee at Loblaws, 301 Moore Avenue, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 5.
  • On April 10, an employee at Loblaws, 2280 Dundas Street West, was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 6.
  • On April 10, an employee at the Loblaws at 5010 Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on March 28.
  • On April 10, an employee at the Loblaws 270 The Kingsway location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 1.
  • On April 10, an employee at Jeff’s No Frills, 449 Carlaw Avenue, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 5.
  • On April 10, an employee at Andrew and Shelley’s No Frills, 900 Dufferin Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 3.
  • On April 10, an employee at Dino’s No Frills, 1811 Avenue Road, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 1.
  • On April 10, two employees at Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 6 and 8.
  • On April 11, an employee at the Loblaws 11 Redway Road location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 8.
  • On April 11, an employee at the Loblaws 50 Musgrave Street location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 6.
  • On April 11, an employee at Emiliano and Ana’s No Frills, 245 Dixon Road, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 7.
  • On April 11, an employee at the Loblaws 3671 Dundas Street West location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 6.
  • On April 11, an employee at Peter’s Valu-Mart, 1125 Bloor Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 10.
  • On April 11, two employees at Jim’s No Frills location in Richmond Hill, 10488 Yonge Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 1 and 5.
  • On April 11, multiple employees at the Fortinos 700 Lawrence Avenue West location and the 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West location were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. Dates they had last worked were not revealed.
  • On April 12, two employees at Andrew and Shelley’s No Frills, 900 Dufferin Street, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 3 and 5.
  • On April 12, two employees at Loblaws, 50 Musgrave Street, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 6.
  • On April 12, an employee at Durante’s No Frills, 1 York Gate Boulevard, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 9.
  • On April 12, an employee at Fortinos, 330 Queens Plate Drive, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 3.
  • On April 12, an employee at Real Canadian Superstore, 125 Queensway East, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 30.

Both Sobeys and FreshCo reported three positive COVID-19 cases at their grocery stores across the Toronto area.

  • On April 11, an employee at FreshCo, 1255 McCowan Road in Scarborough, was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 7.
  • On April 11, an employee at Sobeys, 147 Laird Drive, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 5.
  • On April 11, an employee at Sobeys, 8975 Chinguacousy Road in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 6.

Metro has also reported COVID-19 cases at seven of its grocery stores within a span of two weeks, from April 8 to 10:

  • On April 8, an employee at Metro, 1411 Lawrence Avenue West, was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on March 28.
  • On April 9, an employee at Food Basics, 1070 Pape Avenue, was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 1.
  • On April 9, an employee at Metro, 2155 St. Clair Avenue West, was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 3.
  • On April 9, an employee at Metro, 444 Yonge Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 5.
  • On April 9, an employee at Metro, 89 Gould Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on March 20.
  • On April 10, an employee at Metro, 656 Eglinton Avenue, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 3.
  • On April 11, four employees at Metro, 1411 Lawrence Avenue West, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 1 for one of the employees and April 8 for the three.

Metro has previously shared coronavirus cases at locations including Parkway Mall, 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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