Metro and Food Basics employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 15 2020, 8:43 am

Several Toronto and GTA grocery store employees have reported testing positive for COVID-19 in the last few days, including Food Basics and Metro.

Metro has updated its daily COVID-19 list and reported two cases before last weekend.

On December 11, a Food Basics location at 255 Morningside Avenue reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 7.

The next day, on December 12, an employee at Metro College and Shae, 735 College Street, tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 10.

As for other grocers such as Loblaws, two more cases have been reported overnight.

On December 15, an employee at Fab’s No Frills, 3800 Rutherford Road in Vaughan, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 7.

That same day, an employee at a Loblaws located at 50 Musgrave Street tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 4.

Over the past weekend, over 15 cases were reported at Toronto and GTA grocery stores.

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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