No Frills and Loblaws employees test positive for COVID-19

Feb 1 2021, 11:12 am

Across Toronto and the GTA, 25 more grocery store employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

Loblaws Ltd, parent company to Fortinos, No Frills and Real Canadian Superstore, has reported 13 employee cases since January 30.

A Loblaws employee at 301 High Tech Road in Richmond Hill was confirmed to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 28.

The same day, two Fortinos employees at 35 Worthington Avenue in Brampton were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus and had last worked on January 18 and 19.

On January 30, a Loblaws employee at 396 St. Clair Avenue West was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 22.

On January 31, two employees at another Loblaws, 3671 Dundas Street West, were reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on January 21 and 23.

That same day, a Loblaws located at 17 Leslie Street reported two employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 19 and 26.

In Mississauga, Ashley’s No Frills, 7070 Mclaughlin Road, reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 25.

On January 31, Nick’s No Frills, 3850 Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 24.

In Brampton, on February 11, the 85 Steeles Avenue West Real Canadian Superstore location reported three employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 24, 26 and 27.

Metro has reported 11 new cases since January 25 according to its COVID-19 advisory page.

The Metro at 16 William Kitchen Road in Scarborough reported two employees testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 10 and 22.

The next day, on January 26, the Food Basics at 255 Morningside Drive reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 21.

An employee at the distribution centre, 25 Vickers Road, also tested positive for COVID-19 and was reported by Metro on January 28. The employee had last worked a day prior, January 27.

Another distribution centre, 170 The West Mall, reported an employee on January 28, testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 26.

On January 28, a Metro at 735 College Street reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 16.

On January 29, the Food Basics at 2425 Truscott Drive in Mississauga reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 27.

On January 29, a Cold Chain at 5559 Dundas Street West reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 22.

On January 30, a Metro employee at 3221 Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 11.

On January 30, a Food Basics at 45 Overlea Boulevard reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 22.

On January 31, a Food Basics at 10 Royal Orchard Boulevard in Markham reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was January 28.

For other grocers such as Sobeys, they have reported a positive case on January 31 from their 125 The Queensway location. The employee had last worked on January 27.

Last week, over 50 positive COVID-19 cases were reported among several grocery locations in the region including Loblaws, Metro, No Frills, Food Basics and more.

The cases also include those reported in LCBO.

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.

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