Foodland among grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Mar 24 2021, 12:03 pm

As Toronto and the GTA continue to report new COVID-19 cases, over 10 grocery stores in the area have also reported more cases in the last few days.

Metro has recently updated its COVID-19 list and has added a few more cases dating until March 19.

On March 16, a Food Basics employee at 238 Wellesley Street East was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 14.

On March 17, another Food Basics employee, this time at 1070 Pape Avenue, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 11.

On March 18, a Metro employee at 2155 St. Clair Avenue West was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 14.

The same day, a Metro employee at 2155 St. Clair Avenue West was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 14.

Again on March 18, another Metro employee at 89 Gould Street was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and has last worked on March 11.

On March 19, another Metro employee at 2208 Lakeshore Boulevard West was reported to have also tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 3.

The same day, on March 19, a Metro employee at 2300 Yonge Street was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on March 15.

Both Sobeys and FreshCo reported six positive COVID-19 cases at their grocery stores.

On March 19, a Sobeys employee at 147 Laird Drive was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 8.

On March 20, a Sobeys employee at 1035 Bronte Street South in Milton was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 10.

Another FreshCo employee at 22 Northcote Avenue was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 on March 20. They had last worked on March 10.

Again on March 20, a FreshCo employee at 800 Steeles Avenue West in Thornhill was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 18.

On March 23, a FreshCo employee at 3998 Cottrelle Boulevard in Brampton was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 8.

That same day a Foodland employee at 456 Vodden Street East in Brampton was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 20.

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

On March 23, an employee at John & Danielle’s No Frills, 270 Wilson Avenue in North York, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus and had last worked on March 19.

The same day, on March 23, another employee at Real Canadian Superstore, 85 Steeles Avenue West in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 13.

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 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.

Karen DoradeaKaren Doradea

+ Dished
+ Food News
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT