Over 25 Toronto Loblaws and Sobeys grocery store employees test positive for COVID-19

Jan 11 2021, 10:37 am

Over 25 different Toronto and GTA grocery store locations have reported employees testing positive for COVID-19 in the last three days.

Sobeys reported eight separate COVID-19 cases since Friday.

On January 8, an employee at a FreshCo located at 2490 Gerrard Street East reported testing positive for COVID-19, and they had last worked on December 29.

That same location reported three more cases over the weekend, two on January 9 that had last worked December 12 and January 1, and one on January 10 with the employee having last worked on January 5.

On January 9, an employee at a Sobeys reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 2 at the 145 Marlee Avenue location.

A FreshCo at 2440 Dundas Street West reported on January 10 two employees testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 31 and January 5, respectively.

That same day, an employee at a FreshCo located at 1245 Dupont Street reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 2.

As for other grocers such as Loblaws, 17 locations reported multiple COVID-19 cases since Saturday.

On January 9, two employees at Listros’ No Frills, 3555 Don Mills Road, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 29 and January 4, respectively.

The same day, an employee at a Loblaws located at 101 Eglinton Avenue East reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 6.

On January 9, an employee at a Fortinos located at 55 Mountainash Road in Brampton reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 31.

That same day, an employee at a Real Canadian Superstore at 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on January 4.

On January 10, multiple team members at a Fortinos located at 8585 Highway 27 tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19.

The same day, an employee at a Fortinos located at 35 Worthington Avenue in Brampton tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The last day they had worked was on December 28.

On January 10, an employee at Daniel’s No Frills, 620 Eglinton Avenue West in Mississauga, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 5.

That same day, an employee at a Real Canadian Superstore located at 3045 Mavis Road reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on January 4.

In Toronto, an employee at a Real Canadian Superstore at 825 Don Mills Road tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 30.

In Scarborough, an employee at a Real Canadian Superstore at 1755 Brimley Road tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 4.

That same day, January 10, two employees at Matt’s No Frills, 449 Parliament Street, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked on December 30 and January 8.

At Emiliano and Ana’s No Frills, 245 Dixon Road, reported two employees testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 28 and January 6.

On January 10, an employee at Mike’s No Frills, 222 Lansdowne Avenue, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 31.

That same day, an employee at Peter’s No Frills, 2150 Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 7.

On January 10, three employees at a Real Canadian Superstore located at 2549 Weston Road reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was on December 29, 31, and January 4, respectively.

The next day, on January 11, an employee at Rob’s No Frills, 2430 Eglinton Avenue East, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 30.

That same day, an employee at a Fortinos location, 330 Queens Plate Drive in Etobicoke, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 5.

“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 the last 14 days.

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