Fortinos among list of grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Jan 22 2021, 1:10 pm

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

According to Loblaws Ltd., several of its grocery stores, including Fortinos, No Frills, and Loblaws, have reported about five positive case results among its staff on Friday.

On January 22, an employee at the 17 Leslie Street Loblaws reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 19.

At Durante’s No Frills, 1 York Gate Boulevard, an employee reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 20.

At Fortinos on 8585 Highway 27 in Vaughan, multiple employees tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19.

At John’s No Frills, 6520 Derry Road in Milton, an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on January 19.

In Scarborough, an employee at Vi’s No Frills, 681 Silver Star Boulevard, reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 15.

As for Metro, they have updated their cases and listed two reports as of January 19.

Three employees at the distribution centre, located at 25 Vickers Road, reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 16 and the other two on January 18.

A Food Basics at 45 Overlea Boulevard reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 15.

In the last few days and over the weekend, more than 50 Toronto area grocery stores, including Loblaws, Metro, and Sobeys, reported multiple 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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