Food Basics, Loblaws, and Metro employees test positive for COVID-19

Jan 6 2021, 10:37 am

Over 20 Toronto and GTA grocery store locations have reported employees testing positive for COVID-19 since December 29.

Metro continues to update its COVID-19 advisory page and has recently updated the list.

On December 29, an employee at a distribution centre at 5559 Dundas Street West reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on December 26.

The next day, on December 30, an employee at a Food Basics at 900 Albion Road tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 24.

On December 31, an employee at Metro Yonge & Eglinton at 2300 Yonge Street reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 28.

The same day, an employee at a Food Basics at 377 Burnhamthorpe Road East in Mississauga reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 20.

On January 1, the same Food Basics that reported a case a few days prior at 900 Albion Road reported another positive COVID-19 case of an employee. They had last worked on December 28.

On January 2, an employee at a Food Basics located at 255 Morningside Drive in Scarborough reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on December 28.

The same day, a Metro at 3090 Bathurst Street reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 30.

A Metro at Keele and Lawrence, 1411 Lawrence Avenue West, reported an employee testing positive who had last worked on December 23.

On January 2, an employee at Vickers Distribution Centre at 25 Vickers Road reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 22.

On January 3, another employee at a Food Basics located at 255 Morningside Drive reported testing positive and had last worked on December 28.

On January 4, an employee at Metro Bathurst & Steeles, 6201 Bathurst Street, reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 30.

In Toronto, an employee at Metro College & Shaw, 735 College Street, reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 31.

As for other grocers such as Sobeys, they reported eight new cases since Tuesday.

An employee at a Sobeys located at 8975 Chinguacousy Road in Brampton reported testing positive for the virus on January 5. They had last worked on December 27.

The same day, another Sobeys employee, this time at 11965 Hurontario Street, reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on December 29.

On January 5, a FreshCo employee at 2440 Dundas Street West reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on December 31.

That same day, a FreshCo at 1255 McCowan Road in Scarborough reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 1.

In Thornhill, a FreshCo at 800 Steeles Avenue West reported an employee testing positive for the virus on January 5. They had last worked on December 28.

The same location reported another employee on January 5 testing positive, and they had last worked on December 26.

On January 6, a FreshCo employee at 2440 Dundas Street West reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 2.

Loblaws has also updated its daily COVID-19 advisory page and has reported five cases across Toronto and the GTA.

An employee at Andrew and Shelley’s No Frills, 900 Dufferin Street, reported testing positive on a presumptive test of the virus. They had last worked on January 3.

In Etobicoke, an employee at Loblaws at 380 The East Mall reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 29.

Another Loblaws location, 500 Lakeshore Boulevard West, reported an employee tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on January 2.

In Brampton, a Real Canadian Superstore at 85 Steeles Avenue West reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked was on January 2.

In North York, an employee at Carlo’s No Frills, 6220 Yonge Street, reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on December 27.

Metro has previously shared coronavirus cases at locations including Parkway Mall, Queen West, Bloor and Spadina, College and Shaw, The Cold Chain Produce Distribution Centre, and more.

“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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