No Frills among grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Feb 3 2021, 9:36 am

Across Toronto and the GTA, several grocery stores reported 17 employees testing positive for COVID-19 in the last two days.

Loblaws Ltd., parent company to Fortinos, No Frills, and Real Canadian Superstore, reported 15 employee cases on February 2 and February 3.

The Real Canadian Superstore located at 3050 Argentia Road in Mississauga reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 29.

Nick and Mira’s No Frills, 1450 Lawrence Avenue East in North York, reported two employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 20 and 26, respectively.

In Toronto, Jim and Maria’s No Frills, 1020 Islington Avenue, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 25.

The Bloor Independent City Market, 55 Bloor Street West, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on February 2. They had last worked on January 26.

In Richmond Hill, a Loblaws at 10909 Yonge Street reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus who had last worked on January 20.

On February 2, a Loblaws 380 The East Mall reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 30.

On February 3, three employees at Dave’s No Frills, 6435 Erin Mills Parkway, were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 23, 27, and 30.

Chris and Stacey’s No Frills, 1250 South Service Road, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus who had last worked on January 30.

The Real Canadian Superstore at 825 Don Mills Road reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 29.

Back in Toronto, a Loblaws at 17 Leslie Street reported two employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 26 and 31.

On February 3, a Fortinos at 8585 Highway 27 in Vaughan reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 29.

As for other grocers such as Sobeys, two employees were reported to have tested positive.

On February 2, an employee at 1255 The Queensway was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on January 23.

In Brampton, a FreshCo employee was also reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 28.

“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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