Food Basics and Loblaws employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 30 2020, 1:13 pm

In the last few days, almost 20 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 released employee cases dating back to December 23.

Just a day before Christmas Eve, an employee at Metro’s 2300 Yonge Street location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 17.

That same day, an employee at Metro’s 3142 Yonge Street location reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 13.

On December 23, west of Toronto, an employee at Metro Derry West & 10th Line, at 3221 Derry Road West in Mississauga, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 13.

The next day, on December 24, an employee at Metro Southdown & Lakeshore, 910 Southdown Road in Mississauga, reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 18.

That same day, an employee at Metro Bramalea City Centre, 25 Peel Centre Drive, tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on October 19.

In Etobicoke, an employee at Metro Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall, reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 18.

On December 26, an employee at Metro Humber Bay Park, 2208 Lakeshore Road West in Etobicoke, tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 21.

That same day, an employee at the 830 Lansdowne Avenue Food Basics location reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 20.

As for other grocers, such as Sobeys, they have reported another case among staff members in their GTA stores.

An employee at a Sobeys located at 145 Marlee Avenue reported testing positive for the virus on December 24. They had last worked on December 21.

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Loblaws has updated its daily COVID-19 list and has reported over 10 cases in the past two days.

On December 29, an employee at the 2877 Bayview Avenue Loblaws reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 23.

That same day, three employees at a Fortinos located at 700 Lawrence Avenue West in North York tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 18, 21 and 23, respectively.

On December 29, an employee at a Fortinos located at 330 Queens Plate Drive in Etobicoke tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The employee had last worked on December 17.

That same day, three employees at another Fortinos, this time at 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. One had last worked on December 16, and the other two had last worked on December 24.

On December 30, two employees at a Loblaws located at 10909 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 24 and 26.

On December 30, three employees at another Vaughan Fortinos location, this time at 3940 Highway 7, all tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 18, 23 and 27, respectively.

That same day, two employees 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 and 21, respectively.

In Toronto, two employees at a Real Canadian Superstore at 2549 Weston Road tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 17 and 23.

On December 30, at a Real Canadian Superstore at 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive, two employees reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 20 and 26, respectively.

That same day, an employee at Listros’ No Frills at 3555 Don Mills Road in North York tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 24.

In Vaughan, on December 30, an employee at a Fortinos at 8585 Highway 27 tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 20.

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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