Food Basics and Metro employees test positive for COVID-19

Nov 26 2020, 9:44 am

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

On November 23, Metro reported multiple cases across the GTA.

An employee at a Food Basics location tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member at 5085 Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough had last worked on November 19.

Another Food Basics employee at 8910 Highway 50 #F in Brampton tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on November 15.

In Etobicoke, an employee at Metro, 201 Lloyd Manor Road, also tested positive. They had last worked on November 15.

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Metro

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 26, two employees at a Fortinos location, 2911 Major Mackenzie Drive West in Vaughan, reported positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on November 18 and 21.

At another Fortinos location, 8585 Highway 27 in Vaughan, three employees tested positive on a presumptive coronavirus test. They had last worked on November 20 and 21.

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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