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

Feb 19 2021, 9:46 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 15 to 19 and over the past weekend:

LCBO

  • On February 14, an employee at the 502 Lawrence Avenue West location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on February 11. This is the second reported case since February 2 at the same location.
  • In Woodbridge, an employee at the 7850 Weston Road location reported testing positive for the virus on February 14. They had last worked on February 10.

“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 15, a Loblaws at 5010 Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 11.
  • On February 17, a Loblaws employee at 585 Queen Street West was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was on February 14.
  • On February 19, a Loblaws employee at 301 High Tech Road in Richmond Hill was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 11.

Food Basics

  • On February 11, Food Basics at 238 Wellesley Street East reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 9.
  • On February 16, the same Food Basics at 238 Wellesley Street East reported another case. The employee had last worked on February 7.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • On February 13, an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore at 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 10.
  • On February 17, an employee at the same Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was on February 10.
  • On February 19, at 3050 Argentia Road, an employee was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 8.

Metro

  • On February 10, an employee at the 3142 Yonge Street Metro location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 28.
  • On February 11, a Metro at 20 Church Avenue reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19, who had last worked on February 10.
  • On February 11, four employees at a distribution centre at 25 Vickers Road tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 5, two on February 8 and the last on February 11.

Fortinos

  • On February 16, two employees at a Fortinos at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan were reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 10 and 12.

No Frills

  • On February 14, an employee at Vi’s No Frills, 681 Silver Star Boulevard in Scarborough, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on February 9.
  • On February 17, an employee at Rocco’s No Frills, 200 Front Street East, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 14.
  • On February 19, Tom & Michelle’s No Frills, at 6085 Creditview Road in Mississauga, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 9.

FreshCo

  • On February 13, an employee at the 22 Northcote Avenue FreshCo location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 8.
  • On February 17, an employee at the 1255 McCowan Road FreshCo location in Scarborough was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 13.
  • On February 18, an employee at the 559 Sherbourne Street FreshCo location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on February 5.
  • The same day, on February 18, a FreshCo employee at 3737 Major Mackenzie Drive in Woodbridge reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 13.

Sobeys

  • On February 18, a Sobeys employee at 11965 Hurontario Street in Brampton reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 8.
  • The same day, a Sobeys employee at 145 Marlee Avenue reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 10.

Foodland

  • On February 16, an employee at the Foodland located at 2040 Queen Street East reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on February 11.

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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