Metro and Sobeys employees report testing positive for COVID-19

Jan 20 2021, 1:10 pm

Across Toronto and the GTA, over 15 grocery store employees have reported testing positive for COVID-19 in the last few days, following days of high case numbers.

Metro has reported 12 new cases since January 16, according to its COVID-19 advisory page.

On January 16, an employee at a Metro located at 25 Peel Centre Drive in Brampton reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 11.

The next day, on January 17, an employee at a Metro located at 2452 Sheppard Avenue East reported an employee testing positive for the virus who had last worked on January 13.

At 3221 Eglinton Avenue East, an employee from the Metro location reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 13. Another employee at the same location also reported testing positive and had last worked on January 14.

At a Metro located at 735 College Street, an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 10.

An employee at a Metro at 2300 Yonge Street also reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 10.

In Brampton, on January 17, an employee at Metro’s 25 Peel Centre Drive location reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 12.

On January 18, an employee at Metro’s 3142 Yonge Street location reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 13.

That same day, an employee at the Metro located at 3221 Eglinton Avenue East tested positive for COVID-19, marking it as the third reported case in two days. They had last worked in-store on January 11.

On January 18 at 180 Sandalwood Parkway in Brampton, a Metro employee reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 9.

In Etobicoke, an employee at the Metro located at 2208 Lakeshore Boulevard West reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 16.

A Food Basics employee at 1070 Pape Avenue reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 10.

Sobeys reported six separate COVID-19 cases since Tuesday.

On January 19, a FreshCo employee at 800 Steeles Avenue West in Thornhill reported an employee testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 8.

At the 840 Dupont Street Sobeys location, an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked in-store on January 1.

On January 19, another Sobeys, this time at 2451 Danforth Avenue East, reported an employee testing positive for the virus who had last worked on January 12.

At a Sobeys located at 9200 Bathurst Street in Thornhill, an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 15.

On January 20, a FreshCo employee at the 398 Queen Street West location in Brampton reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 15.

That same day, another Sobeys employee, this time at 8975 Chinguacousy Road in Brampton, reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 17.

Over the past few days and over the weekend, 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.

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