Loblaws and Fortinos employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 16 2020, 11:21 am

Four Toronto and GTA grocery store employees have reported testing positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, including Loblaws and Fortinos.

Loblaws has updated its daily COVID-19 list and has reported four new cases in a span of 24 hours.

On December 16, a Fortinos employee at 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan, tested positive on a presumptive test for coronavirus. They had last worked on December 6.

That same day, an employee at a Loblaws located at 5970 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The employee had last worked on December 4.

In Brampton, on December 16, an employee at a Fortinos, 55 Mountainash Drive, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 8.

At a No Frills in Brampton, an employee at 70 Clementine Drive, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 5.

Over the last few days and into the past weekend, over 20 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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