Fortinos among grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Mar 29 2021, 1:28 pm

As Toronto and the GTA report notable increases in daily COVID-19 cases, grocery stores in the area are experiencing higher in-store cases.

Loblaws, the parent company to several grocery chains, reported 13 stores across the region with employees who tested positive for the virus.

On March 27, two Fortinos employees at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 15 and 21.

The same day, a Loblaws employee at 5010 Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on March 18.

Once again on March 27 multiple employees at a Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Road, were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. The dates the employees last worked have not been released.

Another Real Canadian Superstore at 825 Don Mills Road reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test on March 27 as well. They had last worked on March 23.

On March 27, an employee at No Frills, 1054 Centre Street, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 24.

Another employee at No Frills reported testing positive on March 27. The employee at 449 Carlaw Avenue tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 21.

On March 28, two employees at the 500 Lakeshore Boulevard West Loblaws reported testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 15 and March 21, respectively.

A No Frills employee at 200 Front Street East also reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on March 28. They had last worked on March 18.

At another No Frills location, 10488 Yonge Street, an employee was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19, on March 28. They had last worked on March 15.

On March 29, an employee at Loblaws, 650 Dupont Street, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 23.

Another Loblaws location, 60 Carlton Street, reported three employees testing positive on presumptive tests for COVID-19 on March 29. They last worked on March 24, 25, and 27.

A No Frills employee at 243 Alberta Avenue, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on March 29. They had last worked on March 25.

The same day a No Frills employee at 9305 Highway 48, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 25.

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

On March 26, an employee at FreshCo, 10615 Bramalea Road in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 21.

The same day, an employee at FreshCo, 10970 Airport Road in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 20.

On March 27, two employees at the 2440 Dundas Street West FreshCo were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 19 and 24.

The same day three employees at FrechCo’s 840 Dupont Street location were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 19, 22, and 23.

On March 29, a Sobeys employee at 125 The Queensway reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 25.

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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