Foodland and Food Basics employees test positive for COVID-19

Jan 12 2021, 9:38 am

Several Toronto and GTA grocery store locations have reported employees testing positive for COVID-19 in the last few days.

Canadian grocer Metro has recently updated its COVID-19 advisory page and has shared confirmed cases since January 5.

On January 5, an employee at a Food Basics at 227 Vodden Street in Brampton reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 31.

On January 6, an employee at a Metro at 1230 Queen Street West reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 3.

That same day, another Metro employee, this time at 444 Yonge Street, reported an employee testing positive for the virus who had last worked on December 27.

On January 7, an employee at a Food Basics at 1105B Kingston Road reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 3.

On January 8, an employee at the Distribution Centre located at 5559 Dundas Street West reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 3.

That same day, an employee at a Food Basics at 255 Morningside Avenue in Scarborough reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on December 31.

Sobeys reported two separate COVID-19 cases since Sunday.

On January 10, a Foodland employee at the 107 Parkway Forest Drive reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on December 31.

The next day, on January 11, an employee at a Sobeys at 330 Bloor Street West reported an employee testing positive for the virus who had last worked on January 6.

As for other grocers such as Loblaws, four locations reported multiple COVID-19 on Tuesday.

On January 12, an employee at Marcello’s Independent City Market, 1022 King Street West, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was January 6.

In Vaughan, a Fortinos located at 8585 Highway 27 reported multiple employees testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus.

In Toronto, a Loblaws located at 50 Musgrave Street reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 who had last worked on January 9.

Another Loblaws, this time in Mississauga at 5010 Glen Erin Drive, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 7.

Several T&T Supermarkets reported positive cases since Sunday.

On January 10, an employee at the 9255 Woodbine Avenue in Markham, reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on January 4.

That same day, an employee at the 7070 Warden Avenue store, reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked in-store on January 6.

Two days later, the same location reported another employee testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 11.

Another location, 8339 Kennedy Road in Markham, reported an employee testing positive for the virus and had last worked January 7.

“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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