Metro and FreshCo employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 9 2020, 8:49 am

More Toronto and GTA grocery stores have reported COVID-19 cases among staff over the past few days.

Metro has reported a case at its West Mall Distribution centre. On December 7, the 170 The West Mall location in Etobicoke reported an employee testing positive. They had last worked on December 2.

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Other grocers such as Sobeys, have reported five positive cases in their GTA stores in the last 24 hours.

On December 8, an employee at Sobeys, 930 North Park Drive in Brampton, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on November 30.

That same day, an employee at a Richmond Hill FreshCo, located at 1430 Major MacKenzie East, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the employee had worked was December 1.

In Toronto, two FreshCo employees at 1245 Dupont Street, tested positive for the virus on December 8. The first employee had last worked on November 29 and the second on December 3.

Another FreshCo employee, this time at 3400 Dundas Street West, tested positive for the virus on December 8. They had last worked on November 29.

On Tuesday and over the last few days, Toronto grocery stores reported many COVID-19 cases among staff members.

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.