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

Feb 5 2021, 7:57 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 1 to 5:

LCBO

  • The LCBO reported a team member at 502 Lawrence Avenue West tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on January 30.
  • An employee at the 3441 Lawrence Avenue East location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on January 31.
  • At 396 St. Clair Avenue West, an LBO location reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The last shift worked in-store was on January 30.

“This general notice is being provided out of transparency. Should we receive any Public Health direction or guidance, we will act immediately and accordingly,” said the LCBO.

“The LCBO has several measures to keep employees and customers safe, including regular cleaning and sanitization and in-store measures that promote physical distancing.”

Loblaws

  • A Loblaws employee at 301 High Tech Road in Richmond Hill was confirmed to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 28.
  • On January 30, a Loblaws employee at 396 St. Clair Avenue West was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 22.
  • On January 31, two employees at another Loblaws, 3671 Dundas Street West, were reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on January 21 and 23.
  • That same day, a Loblaws located at 17 Leslie Street reported two employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 19 and 26.
  • On February 2, 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.
  • Back in Toronto, a Loblaws at 17 Leslie Street reported two employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19 on February 3. They had last worked on January 26 and 31.
  • On February 5, an employee at the 60 Carlton Street location was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on February 2.

Fortinos

  • 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.
  • On February 4, a Fortinos at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 1.

No Frills

  • On January 31, in Mississauga, Ashley’s No Frills, 7070 Mclaughlin Road, reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 25.
  • On January 31, Nick’s No Frills, 3850 Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 24.
  • Nick and Mira’s No Frills, 1450 Lawrence Avenue East in North York, reported two employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19, on February 2. They had last worked on January 20 and 26, respectively.
  • The same day, 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.
  • 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.
  • On February 5, an employee at Qais’ No Frills, 9920 Airport Road in Brampton, was reported to have testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 26.

Food Basics

  • On January 30, a Food Basics at 45 Overlea Boulevard reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 22.
  • On January 31, a Food Basics at 10 Royal Orchard Boulevard in Markham reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was January 28.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • In Brampton, on February 1, the 85 Steeles Avenue West Real Canadian Superstore location reported three employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 24, 26 and 27.
  • On February 2, 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.
  • On February 3, 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.

Metro

  • On January 30, a Metro employee at 3221 Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 11.
  • On January 31, a Metro employee from the 2155 St. Clair Avenue West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 28.
  • The same day, an employee at the distribution centre, 170 The West Mall, also tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had last worked on January 24.
  • On February 1, an employee at the Metro, 656 Eglinton Avenue East reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 25.
  • The next day, on February 2, an employee at a Metro, 2155 St. Clair Avenue West, reported testing positive on COVID-19 and had last worked on January 31.
  • On February 3, two employees at the 170 The West Mall location were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 26 and February 2, respectively.

Sobeys

  • Sobeys reported a positive case on January 31 from their 125 The Queensway location. The employee had last worked on January 27.
  • 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.

FreshCo

  • On February 2, in Brampton, a FreshCo employee was also reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 28.
  • On February 5, a FreshCo employee at 2650 Lawrence Avenue East was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 25.

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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