FreshCo and Loblaws employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 3 2020, 5:21 pm

As Ontario continues to see record-breaking numbers, Toronto and GTA grocery stores have reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff in the last few days.

Earlier this week, Sobeys reported two separate cases in FreshCo locations in the GTA.

On December 1, an employee at 1151 Dundas Street West in Mississauga tested positive. They had last worked on November 23.

That same day, an employee at another Freshco location in Brampton also tested positive for the virus. The employee at the 398 Queen Street West location had last worked on November 27.

Daily, Loblaws updates its COVID-19 advisory page and lists affected stores throughout Toronto and the GTA. In 24 hours, five of its grocery stores in the area reported cases.

On December 3, an employee at 11 Redway Road, Loblaws location, tested positive for the virus, having last worked on November 28.

That same day, another Loblaws location at 858 Queen Street West in Toronto reported two employees testing positive. They last worked on November 23 and November 30, respectively.

In Mississauga, Tom & Michelle’s No Frills at 6085 Creditview Road reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19 that had last worked on November 27.

In the east end at Ali’s No Frills in Scarborough, 1800 Eglinton Avenue East, reported an employee testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 19.

In Etobicoke, an employee at a Fortinos location, 330 Queens Plate Drive, tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 28.

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 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.

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