Fortinos and No Frills among grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Feb 22 2021, 9:08 am

As Toronto and the GTA report a drop in COVID-19 cases, grocery stores in the area have also seen a decline in reported cases over the past weekend.

Sobeys reported three positive COVID-19 cases in their grocery stores in Toronto and the GTA.

On February 19, two FreshCo employees at 22 Northcote Avenue were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 10.

On February 20, a Sobeys employee at 1170 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill reported having tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 16.

Loblaws also reported several of its grocery stores across the region having employees testing positive for the virus.

On February 21, an employee at Loblaws, 301 Moore Avenue, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 10.

The next day, on February 22, an employee at Vito’s No Frills, 3685 Keele Street, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 17.

On February 22, an employee at Loblaws, 5970 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 20.

The same day, Mike’s No Frills at 222 Lansdowne Avenue reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked on February 3.

On February 22, a Fortinos employee at 330 Queens Plate Drive was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on February 19.

“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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