Grocery store and LCBO COVID-19 cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Feb 12 2021, 9:25 am

Grocery stores and LCBO locations in and around the Toronto area may disclose instances of employees testing positive for COVID-19.

We’re consolidating this information every week so that going into the weekend, you know which locations have seen recent cases and if there are any closures to be aware of.

Here are the updates on confirmed coronavirus cases reported in grocery and liquor stores from February 8 to 12 and over the past weekend:

LCBO

  • On February 5, two employees at its 3441 Lawrence Avenue East location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 31 and February 2. The LCBO also issued an advisory on February 4 of a previous case confirmed from the same location.
  • That same day, the LCBO was also notified that a contract vendor working out of its 662 Burnhamthorpe Road location tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift worked in-store was on January 31.
  • On February 6, an employee at the 180 Promenade Circle location in Thornhill reported a positive test for the virus. They had last worked in-store on January 30.
  • The same day, an employee at the 45 Overlea Boulevard location in Toronto reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on February 3.
  • The next day, on February 7, an employee at the 65 Square One Drive location in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on January 26.
  • The same day in Toronto, the 10 Scrivener Square location reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 30.
  • On February 8, the LCBO location at 2943 Major Mackenzie Drive reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 30.
  • On February 10, it was reported that a contract vendor working out of LCBO Store, 250 The East Mall, has tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift worked in-store was on February 7.
  • On February 12, an employee at the 2803 Dundas Street West location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift worked in-store was on February 9.

“This general notice is being provided out of transparency. Should we receive any Public Health direction or guidance, we will act immediately and accordingly,” the LCBO said in a release.

“The LCBO has several measures to keep employees and customers safe, including regular cleaning and sanitization, and in-store measures that promote physical distancing.”

The liquor board also reduced its in-store shopping capacities to 25% due to the recent provincial lockdown. Customer returns will also be paused throughout the shutdown.

“We remain committed to meeting or exceeding public health guidance and will continue to operate as efficiently as we can within the space required for our staff to work and our customers to shop safely,” said the LCBO.

Loblaws

  • On February 7, a Loblaws employee at 12 St. Clair Avenue East was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked in-store on February 15.
  • On February 8, an employee at the 101 Eglinton Avenue East Loblaws location reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 3.
  • On February 12, two employees at Loblaws, 12 St. Clair Avenue East, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 5 and the other on an unspecified date.
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Loblaws

Food Basics

  • On February 6, a Food Basics at 10886 Hurontario Street in Brampton reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 27.
  • On February 6, an employee at the 2550 Hurontario Street in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 4.
  • On February 9, a Food Basics employee at 9600 Islington Avenue in Woodbridge was reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 9.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • On February 6, the Real Canadian Superstore at 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 1.
  • On February 9, an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Road, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 31.
  • On February 10, two employees at the Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Road, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 31.

Metro

  • An employee at the Distribution Centre, 25 Vickers Road, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. Metro listed the case on February 4, and the employee last worked on February 1.
  • On February 4, an employee at the 3221 Derry Road West Metro location in Mississauga reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 24.
  • On February 7, an employee at a Metro, 3142 Yonge Street, was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 5.
  • The same day, on February 7, an employee at the Metro, 100 Lynn Williams Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on February 3.
  • On February 9, the Metro at 3090 Bathurst Street, was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 4.
  • On February 9, the 2208 Lakeshore Boulevard West Metro location reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 7.

Fortinos

  • On February 9, a Fortinos at 330 Queens Plate Drive in Etobicoke reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 7.
  • The same day, in Brampton, another Fortinos location at 60 Quarry Edge Drive reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 3.
  • On February 11, two employees at 8585 Highway 7 Fortinos location in Vaughan, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 29 and February 8.
  • On February 12, two employees at 330 Queens Plate Drive were reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 7 for both.

Sobeys

  • On February 6, a Sobeys at 3300 Bloor Street West reported an employee testing positive for the virus who had last worked on February 3.
  • On February 8, a Sobeys employee at 840 Dupont Street was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on February 2.
  • On February 10, a Sobeys employee at 441 Clarke Avenue West in Thornhill, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 4.

FreshCo

  • On February 6, the FreshCo at 2440 Dundas Street West reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 31.
  • On February 7, a FreshCo at 3998 Cottrelle Boulevard in Brampton reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19, who had last worked in-store on February 3.

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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