Food Basics and Loblaws employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 10 2020, 9:47 am

More Toronto and GTA grocery stores have reported COVID-19 cases among staff over the last few days.

Metro has reported two cases in its Mississauga locations on December 7.

An employee at its Food Basics location at 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 29.

Another employee, this time at a Food & Drug Basics location at 2550 Hurontario Street, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 3.

Other grocers such as Loblaws have reported three positive cases in their GTA stores in the last day.

On December 10, an employee at the Loblaws located at 5970 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 30.

The Real Canadian Superstore located at 3050 Argentia Road in Mississauga also reported a positive case among one of its employees. They had last worked on December 5.

An employee at the 250 Lakeshore Road West Loblaws location in Port Credit tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 7.

On Wednesday and over the last few days, Toronto grocery stores reported many COVID-19 cases among staff members.

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 within 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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