FreshCo and Loblaws employees test positive for COVID-19

Jan 7 2021, 9:00 am

More than 10 Toronto and GTA grocery store locations have reported employees testing positive for COVID-19 since Tuesday.

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

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

As for other grocers such as Sobeys, they reported four new cases since Wednesday.

On January 6, an employee at a Sobeys located at 11965 Hurontario Street in Brampton, reported testing positive for the virus and had last worked on January 2.

The next day, on January 7, a Sobeys located at 22 Fort York Boulevard reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 2.

In Scarborough, a FreshCo location, 2490 Gerrard Street East, reported one of their employees testing positive for coronavirus on January 7. They had last worked on January 4.
In Toronto, a FreshCo at 2440 Dundas Street West reported an employee testing positive for the virus on January 7. They had last worked on December 30.

Loblaws has also updated its daily COVID-19 advisory page and has reported more than six cases across Toronto and the GTA on January 7.

A Fortinos located at 8585 Highway 27 in Vaughan, reported multiple employees testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19.

In Toronto, a Loblaws located at 60 Carlton Street, reported two employees testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 26 and January 4, respectively.

A Real Canadian Superstore located at 2549 Weston Road reported two employees testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The last day they worked was on December 29 and December 31, respectively.

Rob’s No Frills, located at 13071 Yonge Street in Oak Ridges, reported two employees testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 24 and 29, respectively.

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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