Loblaws and Food Basics employees test positive for COVID-19

Nov 25 2020, 4:28 pm

More Toronto and GTA grocery stores have reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff, as Ontario continues to see a spike in numbers.

From November 21 to 23, Metro reported multiple COVID-19 cases over the past weekend.

On November 21, an employee at Metro’s Bathurst & Steeles location tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member at 6201 Bathurst Street in North York had last worked on November 18.

That same day, another employee at the Metro at 210 Lloyd Manor Road in Etobicoke tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 17.

In Richmond Hill, an employee at the Food Basics at 13221 Yonge Street tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on November 18.

Two days later, on November 23, another employee at the same location tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on November 17.

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As for Loblaws locations reporting cases across Toronto and the GTA, they have updated their list with more positive cases in the last 24 hours.

On November 25, two employees at a Loblaws location, 200 Bullock Drive in Markham, reported positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on November 16 and 17.

The same day, an employee at Fortinos, 8585 Highway 27 in Vaughan, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on November 18.

On November 25, an employee at Loblaws location 5970 McLaughlin Road in Mississauga tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. The last day they worked was November 17.

Several other locations across the GTA reported more positive cases among employees in the last few days.

Metro has previously shared multiple coronavirus cases at Parkway Mall, West 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 within 14 days.

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