Metro among grocery stores reporting high number of employee COVID-19 cases

Apr 6 2021, 11:11 am

As the province continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases, Toronto area grocery stores have reported over 65 cases since the last week of March.

Grocery stores, such as Loblaws, have reported 20 of its grocery chains with employees who tested positive for the virus since April 1:

  • On April 1, a Loblaws employee at 585 Queen Street West was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28.
  • On April 1, another Lowblaws employee at 3501 Yonge Street in North York was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28.
  • On April 2, an employee at Fortinos, 700 Lawrence Avenue West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 30.
  • On April 2, two employees at Loblaws, 5010 Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 23 and 26.
  • On April 3, two employees at John and Danielle’s No Frills, 270 Wilson Avenue, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 27 and 29.
  • On April 3, an employee at Loblaws, 10 Lower Jarvis Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28.
  • On April 4, two employees at Loblaws, 12 St. Clair Avenue East, were reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 24 and 30.
  • On April 4, an employee at Valu-Mart, 3259 Bayview Avenue, was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 29.
  • On April 4, two employees at Valu-Mart, 2399 Lakeshore Boulevard, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 27.
  • On April 4, an employee at No Frills, 7070 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 1.
  • On April 4, two employees at Fortinos, 60 Quarry Edge Drive in Brampton, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 27 and March 28.
  • On April 4, an employee at Loblaws, 301 High Tech Road in Richmond Hill, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28.
  • On April 4, an employee at No Frills, 6220 Yonge Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 30.
  • On April 4, an employee at Fortinos, 55 Mountainash Road in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 1.
  •  On April 4, an employee at No Frills, 681 Silver Star Boulevard, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 30.
  • On April 6, an employee at Fortinos, 8585 Highway 27 in Vaughan, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 31.
  • On April 6, an employee at Loblaws, 396 St. Clair Avenue West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 30.
  • On April 6, two employees at No Frills, 1591 Wilson Avenue, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28 and April 1.
  • On April 6, an employee at No Frills, 3800 Rutherford Road in Vaughan, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 31.
  • On April 6, an employee at Loblaws, 10909 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 29.

Metro has also reported COVID-19 cases at 29 of its grocery stores within a span of two weeks, from March 24 to March 31.

  • On March 24, an employee at Metro, 291 York Mills Road, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 21.
  • On March 24, an employee at Metro, 425 Bloor Street West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 20.
  • On March 25, two employees at Food Basics, 1571 Sandhurst Circle in Scarborough, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 20 and March 21.
  • On March 25, an employee at Metro, 600 Sheppard Avenue West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 21.
  • On March 26, an employee at Metro, 735 College Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 23.
  • On March 26, an employee at the Distribution Centre, 75 Vickers Road and 25 Vickers Road in Etobicoke, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 23.
  • On March 26, an employee at Food Basics, 830 Lansdowne Avenue, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 24.
  • On March 26, an employee at Metro, 1230 Queen Street West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 13.
  • On March 26, an employee at Food Basics, 227 Vodden St in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 17.
  • On March 27, an employee at Metro, 2155 St. Clair Avenue West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 21.
  • On March 27, an employee at Metro, 25 Peel Centre Drive in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 21.
  • On March 27, an employee at Metro, 156 Main Street South in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 14.
  • On March 27, an employee at Metro, 261 Port Union Road, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 25.
  • On March 27, an employee at Food Basics, 10886 Hurontario Street in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 24.
  • On March 29, an employee at Food Basics, 1070A Major Mackenzie Drive East in Richmond Hill, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 25.
  • On March 29, an employee at Metro, 261 Port Union Road in Mississauga, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 26.
  • On March 29, an employee at Metro, 80 Front Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 11.
  • On March 29, an employee at Metro, 1411 Lawrence Avenue West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 20.
  • On March 29, an employee at Food Basics, 830 Lansdowne Avenue, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28.
  • On March 30, an employee at Metro, 261 Port Union Road, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28.
  • On March 30, an employee at Food Basics, 2550 Hurontario Street in Mississauga, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 18.
  • On March 30, an employee at Food Basics, 2452 Sheppard Avenue East, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 24.
  • On March 30, an employee at Metro, 1585 Mississauga Valley Boulevard in Mississauga, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 19.
  • On March 31, an employee at Metro, 1500 Royal York Road in Etobicoke, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 25.
  • On March 31, an employee at Metro, 600 Sheppard Avenue West in North York, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 27.
  • On March 31, two employees at Metro, 261 Port Union Road, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 26 and 29.
  • On March 31, an employee at Metro, 156 Main Street South in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28.
  • On March 31, an employee at Metro, 2300 Yonge Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 25.

Both Sobeys and FreshCo reported 16 positive COVID-19 cases at their grocery stores across the Toronto area.

  • On March 30, an employee at Freshco, 2490 Gerrard Street East in Scarborough, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 26.
  • On March 30, an employee at Sobeys, 125 The Queensway in Etobicoke, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 25.
  • On March 31, an employee at FreshCo, 1245 Dupont Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 22.
  • On March 31, an employee at FreshCo, 10651 Chinguacousy Road in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 24.
  • On March 31, an employee at Sobeys, 125 The Queensway, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 25.
  • On April 1, an employee at Sobeys, 125 The Queensway, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 29.
  • On April 1, an employee at Sobeys, 147 Laird Drive, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 29.
  • On April 2, an employee at Sobeys, 125 The Queensway, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 30.
  • On April 2, an employee at FreshCo, 800 Steeles Avenue West in Thornhill, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 26.
  • On April 2, an employee at FreshCo, 9580 McCowan Road North in Markham, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 24.
  • On April 4, an employee at Sobeys, 1255 The Queensway, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 27.
  • On April 4, two employees at Sobeys, 11965 Hurontario Street in Brampton, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 23 and 24.
  • On April 4, two employees at Sobeys, 125 The Queensway, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 26 and 29.
  • On April 4, an employee at FreshCo, 10615 Bramalea Road in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 28

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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