No Frills and FreshCo employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 21 2020, 9:38 am

Nine Toronto and GTA grocery locations have reported multiple employees testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday and over the past weekend.

Metro recently reported a new COVID-19 case at one of its stores, which occurred early last week.

On December 15, two employees at the Metro Bramalea City Centre, 25 Peel Centre Drive, tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 8 and 9, respectively.

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Loblaws has updated its daily COVID-19 list and has reported 18 new cases in the past few days.

On December 19, three employees at a Fortinos in Vaughan, 3940 Highway 7, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The last day they had worked was on December 8, 11, and 13, respectively.

That same day, an employee at another Fortinos in Vaughan, 8585 Highway 27, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19

On December 19, an employee at John’s No Frills in Milton, 6520 Derry Road, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 12.

The same day, a Real Canadian Superstore, 820 Main Street East in Milton, reported two employees testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 10 and 11.

The next day, four employees at a Loblaws, 5095 Yonge Street, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 9, 10, 14, and 15, respectively.

In Vaughan, two employees at a Fortinos, 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus on December 20. The last day the employees worked was on December 14 and 16.

That same day, an employee at Leonetti’s No Frills, located at 1641 Jane Street in North York, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 17.

On December 20, two employees at Emiliano & Ana’s No Frills, 245 Dixon Road in Etobicoke, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 9 and 12.

On December 21, two employees at a Loblaws in Toronto, 396 St. Clair Avenue West, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 13 and 17.

As for other grocers such as Sobeys, they have recently added new dates, which were reported last week.

On December 16, an employee at a FreshCo in Brampton, 10651 Chinguacousy Road, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 11.

In Scarborough, an employee at a FreshCo, 2650 Lawrence Avenue East, tested positive for the virus on December 17 and had last worked on December 11.

On December 19, an employee at a Sobeys, 81 St. Clair Avenue East, tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 16.

Last week, several other locations across the city and the GTA have reported multiple employees testing positive for COVID-19.

Loblaws also reported several of its Shoppers Drug Mart locations have employees who tested positive for the virus last week.

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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