Real Canadian Superstore among grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Mar 17 2021, 1:05 pm

As Toronto and the GTA continue to report new COVID-19 cases, grocery stores in the area have also reported a few cases over the past two days.

Both Sobeys and FreshCo reported two positive COVID-19 cases at several of their grocery stores.

On March 16, an employee at Sobeys’ 125 The Queensway location in Etobicoke was reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 11.

The next day, an employee at FreshCo’s 325 Parliament Street location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on March 5.

As for Loblaws, the parent company to several grocery chains, nine stores across the region reported employees who tested positive for the virus.

On March 16, an employee at Valu Mart, 83 Underhill Drive, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 13.

The same day, two employees at the Real Canadian Superstore located at 15900 Bayview Avenue in Aurora were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had both last worked on March 9.

On March 16, multiple employees at Loblaws, 500 Lakeshore Boulevard, were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. Days worked have not been specified.

On March 17, an employee at David’s No Frills, 6435 Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 10.

The same day, two employees at a Real Canadian Superstore, 3045 Mavis Road in Mississauga, were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. They had last worked on March 12 and March 15, respectively.

On March 17, an employee at John and Danielle’s No Frills, 270 Wilson Avenue, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 9.

The same day, three employees at a Fortinos in Brampton, 60 Quarry Edge Drive, were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. One employee last worked on March 4 and two on March 5.

On March 17, an employee at Loblaws, 60 Carlton Street, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 9.

The same day, on March 17, multiple employees at Real Canadian Superstore’s 2549 Weston Road location were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus.

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 14 days.

“In addition, we have mandated that our staff and customers wear masks in Extra Foods, Fortinos, Maxi, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstores and T&T stores across Canada,” said Loblaws.

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