Loblaws and Fortinos employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 17 2020, 11:16 am

Six Toronto and GTA grocery locations have reported multiple employees testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

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

On December 17, an employee at a Loblaws, 11 Redway Road, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on December 14.

Another Toronto location, this time a Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Road, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 11.

At a Loblaws located at 5095 Yonge Street, two employees reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day the two worked was on December 9 and 10.

In Etobicoke, another two employees at a Fortinos, 330 Queens Plate Drive, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The team members had last worked on December 7 and 11.

In Brampton, an employee at a Fortinos, 60 Quarry Edge Drive, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The last day they had worked was December 13.

Another two employees, this time at a Loblaws located at 50 Musgrave Street, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last days the two worked was on December 4 and 9.

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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