Grocery store COVID-19 cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Feb 26 2021, 7:22 am

Grocery stores 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 from February 22 to 26 and over the past weekend:

Loblaws

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

Food Basics

  • 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.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • 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.
  • On February 25, an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore, 825 Don Mills Road, was reported testing positive for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was on February 17.

Metro

  • 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 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.
  • On February 22, a Metro employee at 1090 Wilson Avenue was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 20.
  • On February 24, an employee at the 25 Vickers Road distribution centre was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19, and last worked on February 20.

Fortinos

  • 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.
  • On February 24, 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.

No Frills

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • On February 25, an employee at Anthony’s No Frills, 1054 Centre Street in Vaughan, was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on February 19.

FreshCo

  • 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 22, 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 24, an employee at the FreshCo location, 1430 Major MacKenzie Drive East in Richmond Hill, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on February 22.

Sobeys

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • On February 22, two Sobeys employees at the 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.
  • On February 24, two Sobeys employees at 441 Clarke Avenue West in Thornhill were reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 16 and February 18.
  • On February 25, an employee at the Sobeys, 11700 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 17.
  • On February 25, an employee at another Sobeys, 1035 Bronte Street South in Milton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 16.

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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