No Frills among list of grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Jan 19 2021, 9:25 am

Over 10 Toronto and GTA grocery store employees have reported testing positive for COVID-19 in the last few days, following a weekend of high case numbers.

Metro has reported four new cases since last week.

On January 14, an employee at the 735 College Street Metro reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 8.

The same day, a Metro employee at 2208 Lakeshore Boulevard West reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 12.

Two days later, on January 16, a Food Basics employee at 5559 Dundas Street West, reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 7.

That same day, an employee at the Vickers distribution centre reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 11.

As for other grocers such as Loblaws, six locations reported multiple COVID-19 cases on January 19.

Two employees at a Loblaws, 380 The East Mall, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 13 and 15, respectively.

At Davidson’s Valu-mart, 985 Woodbine Avenue, two employees reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. Both employees last worked on January 12.

At Nicholson’s No Frills, 2187 Bloor Street West, an employee reported positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 13.

An employee at Mario & Selina’s No Frills, 220 Royal York Road, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked in-store on January 16.

Two employees at a Loblaws located at 500 Lakeshore Boulevard West in Toronto, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 8 and 15, respectively.

At Jason’s No Frills, 1951 Eglinton Avenue West, an employee reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked on January 15.

Over the last few days, more than 40 Toronto area grocery stores, including Loblaws, Metro, and Sobeys, reported positive COVID-19 cases among their staff.

“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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