As Toronto and the GTA report a drop in COVID-19 cases, grocery stores in the area have also seen a decline in reported cases in the last few days.
Sobeys also reported a positive COVID-19 case in one of their grocery stores.
On March 3, a Sobeys employee at 81 St. Clair Avenue East reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 21.
As for Loblaws, the parent company to several grocery chains reported three stores across the region having employees who tested positive for the virus.
On March 2, a Loblaws at 5010 Glen Erin Drive in Mississauga reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 26.
The same day, an employee at Anthony’s No Frills, 1054 Centre Street in Vaughan, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 22.
On March 3, an employee at the 11 Redway Road Loblaws location reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 28.
“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 and Sobey’s within 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.