Metro and Food Basics employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 28 2020, 7:52 am

In the last few weeks, more than 30 Toronto and GTA grocery store locations have reported employees testing positive for COVID-19.

Metro continues to update its COVID-19 advisory page and has since released employee cases dating back almost two weeks in the GTA.

On December 16, an employee at the Metro Finch and Church, 20 Church Avenue, in North York, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 7.

The next day, on December 17, an employee at Metro Brampton Mall, 156 Main Street South, Brampton, tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 14.

That same day, an employee at Metro Front Street Market, 80 Front Street East in Toronto, reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 13.

On December 18, an employee at Metro St. Clair, 2155 St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto, reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 10.

That same day, an employee at Metro Liberty Village, 100 Lynn Williams Street in Toronto, reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 15.

On December 19, three employees at a Food Basics, 255 Morningside Avenue, tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 3, 15, and 16, respectively.

That same day, an employee at the West Mall distribution centre, 170 The West Mall, in Etobicoke, tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 16.

On December 20, an employee at Metro Bathurst and Steeles, 6201 Bathurst Street, in North York, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 19.

That same day, another employee at the West Mall distribution centre reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 3.

On December 21, an employee at Metro Humber Bay Park, 2208 Lakeshore Road West in Etobicoke, tested positive for the virus and had last worked on December 16.

The same day, another employee at Metro St. Clair reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 13.

On December 22, a Food Basics employee from the 853 Jane Street location, reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 19.

The next day, on December 23, another Food Basics employee, this time at 1571 Sandhurst Circle, reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 19.

As for other grocers, such as Sobeys, they have reported three more cases among staff members in their GTA stores.

On December 21, an employee at a FreshCo, located at 10651 Chinguacousy Road in Brampton, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 15.

Another FreshCo Brampton location, 398 Queen Street West, reported an employee testing positive for the virus on December 21. They had last worked on December 14.

In Toronto, a Sobeys employee at 147 Laird Drive, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked in-store on December 19.

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Loblaws has updated its daily COVID-19 list and has reported 17 cases over the Christmas holidays.

On December 22, an employee at Farzin’s No Frills, located at 345 Main Street in Brampton, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 17.

That same day, an employee at a Fortinos, 330 Queens Plate Drive, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked on December 17.

On December 23, an employee at a Brampton Fortinos location, 55 Mountainash Drive, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19, having last worked on December 18.

The same day, an employee at a Fortinos, 173 Lakeshore Road West in Oakville, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked on December 15.

On December 24, another Fortinos employee, this time at 700 Lawrence Avenue West in North York, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 18,

The same day, an employee at a Loblaws located at 380 The East Mall in Etobicoke, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 20.

In Markham on December 24, two Loblaws employees at 200 Bullock Drive reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 16 and 19, respectively.

On December 25, an employee at Real Canadian Superstore, located at 1755 Brimley Road in Scarborough, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked on December 17.

On December 26, an employee at Emiliano and Ana’s No Frills, 245 Dixon Road in Etobicoke, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 21.

The next day, on December 27, another Real Canadian Superstore employee, from the 2549 Weston Road location, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 17.

The same day, an employee at a Loblaws, 5970 McLaughlin Road in Mississauga, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked on December 20.

At Ashley’s No Frills in Mississauga, 7070 McLaughlin Road, an employee reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on December 27. They had last worked on December 21.

In Scarborough, two employees at Vi’s No Frills, 681 Silver Star Boulevard, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 23 and 24, respectively.

That same day, two employees at a Fortinos, located at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 13 and 18.

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 the last 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,” Loblaws said.

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