Metro and Sobeys among grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Feb 24 2021, 10:31 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 few days.

Metro reported 10 positive COVID-19 cases in their grocery stores in Toronto and the GTA.

On February 16, a Metro at 910 Southdown Road in Mississauga reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 2.

The next day, an employee at the Metro at 735 College Street was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on February 10.

On February 17, a Metro employee at the 100 Lynn Williams Street location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 11.

On February 18, an employee at the Food Basics location at 2452 Sheppard Avenue East was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 13.

The same day, an employee at another Food Basics location, 8910 Highway 50 in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on February 14.

On February 19, a Metro employee at 1090 Wilson Avenue was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 14.

On February 19, two Metro employees at 222 Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 10 and 11.

The next day, two employees at the distribution centre at 25 Vickers Road were reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 20.

Sobeys reported six positive COVID-19 cases in their grocery stores since Monday.

On February 22, two employees at the Sobeys 441 Clark Avenue location in Thornhill were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 14 and 19.

The same day, a FreshCo employee at 1255 McCowan Road was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on February 18.

On February 22, two Sobeys employees at 11700 Yonge Street location in Richmond Hill were reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 17 and 18.

On February 23, a Sobeys employee at 5602 Tenth Line West in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on February 18.

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

On February 24, two employees at Rocco’s No Frills, 200 Front Street East, were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. They had last worked on February 14 and 18.

The same day, two employees at Fortinos 35 Worthington Avenue in Brampton were reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 19 and 20.

On February 24, two employees at the Real Canadian Superstore at 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive in Toronto were reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 10 and 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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