Grocery store and LCBO COVID-19 cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Mar 5 2021, 7:43 am

Grocery store locations in and around the Toronto area may disclose instances of employees testing positive for COVID-19.

We’re consolidating this information every week, so that going into the weekend, you know which locations have seen recent cases and if there are any closures to be aware of.

Here are the updates on confirmed coronavirus cases reported in grocery stores from March 1 to March 5 and over the past weekend:

LCBO

  • On March 2, an LCBO employee at 22 Poyntz Avenue reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 25.
  • On March 3, the LCBO at 1838-1844 Avenue Road, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19 who had last worked on February 25.

“As the province continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the LCBO has updated our operating hours, including opening on Mondays,” said the LCBO spokesperson.

The liquor board also reduced its in-store shopping capacities to 25% due to the provincial lockdown. Customer returns will also be paused throughout the shutdown.

“We continue to restrict capacity and hours in accordance with public health guidance across the province.”

Loblaws

  • On February 26, an employee at the Loblaws located at 396 St. Clair Avenue West was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 24.
  • A Loblaws employee at 500 Lakeshore Boulevard West was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus on February 26. They had last worked on February 22.
  • On February 27, two employees at the 3501 Yonge Street Loblaws location in North York, were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 18 and 20, respectively.
  • On February 28, an employee at another Loblaws location, 380 The East Mall, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 24.
  • On March 1, a Loblaws employee at 50 Musgrave Street was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 26.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Real Canadian Superstore

  • On March 1, a Real Canadian Superstore employee at 1755 Brimley Road in Scarborough, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 24.
  • On March 4, two employees from a Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive, were reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on February 18 and 19, respectively.

Metro

  • On February 25, an employee at Metro, 3142 Yonge Street, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 19.
  • On February 26, a Metro employee at 2155 St. Clair Avenue West was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 11.
  • The same day, February 26, the 1090 Wilson Avenue Metro location reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on February 21.
  • On February 28, an employee at the 291 York Mills Road Metro was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked in-store on February 16.
  • On March 2, an employee at 20 Church Avenue was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 20.
  • The next day, the same location reported another positive case on March 3, and they had last worked on February 20.

Fortinos

  • On February 26, a Fortinos employee at Highway 7 in Vaughan was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 18.
  • The next day, on February 27, a Fortinos employee at 55 Mountainash Road, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 18.
  • On February 28, a Fortinos employee at 3940 Highway 7 was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 28.
  • On March 4, an employee at a Fortinos, 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West, was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 26.

No Frills

  • On February 26, Stephen’s No Frills, 2742 Eglinton Avenue East, reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on February 22.
  • The same day, an employee at Steve’s No Frills, 295 Queen Street East in Brampton, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 24.
  • On March 2, 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.

FreshCo

  • On February 27, a FreshCo employee at 1430 Major MacKenzie Drive East in Richmond Hill was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 23.
  • On March 3, a FreshCo employee at 1430 Major MacKenzie Drive East in Richmond Hill reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 23.

Sobeys

  • 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.

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.

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