Grocery store and LCBO coronavirus cases confirmed in Toronto this week

Oct 16 2020, 11:04 am

Grocery and LCBO stores in and around Toronto may disclose instances of employees having tested 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 between October 12 and October 16:

LCBO

  • According to the LCBO, an employee from the 100 Clementine Drive location in Brampton has reported positive for coronavirus on October 11. The employee had last worked on October 4 and according to the company, is now self-isolating at home.

LCBO customers are required to wear a mask or face covering when shopping at their locations in cities or towns where municipal bylaws or orders have made it mandatory –including Toronto.

The company says it will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of its employees and that there are safety measures in place including cleaning and sanitization, in-store promotion of physical distancing, and HR policies in support of staff.

Loblaws

  • According to Loblaws Ltd., a team member at a Loblaws, located at 3671 Dundas Street West, tested positive for coronavirus on October 9. They last worked on October 4.
  • An employee at the Loblaws location at 2280 Dundas Street West tested positive for COVID-19 and reported the case on October 14. The employee had last worked on October 6.
  • According to Loblaws Ltd., an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore located at 2549 Weston Road, has tested positive for the virus; reported on October 9. Their last shift was on October 1.

Fortinos

  • On October 11, an employee at a Fortinos located at 35 Worthington Avenue in Brampton, also tested positive having last worked on October 3.
  • On October 13, a Fortinos location at 330 Queen’s Plate Drive, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on October 3.
  • A Fortinos location at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan, reported a single case of an employee who has tested positive for the virus on October 15. The employee had last worked on October 11.
  • On October 15, the same Fortinos location in Brampton at 35 Worthington Avenue, also reported two more cases at the store. The two team members had last worked on October 3 and 8.
  • On October 16, another employee tested positive for COVID-19 at the 55 Mountainash Road location in Brampton. The last day the team member worked was on October 5.

No Frills

  • On October 11, a team member at Qais’ No Frills, 9920 Airport Road in Brampton, tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the employee had worked was on October 3.
  • On October 12, Ashley’s No Frills at 7070 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga also reported a positive case. The employee last worked on October 3.
  • On October 14, Loblaws was also notified of a positive case at Rocco’s No Frills, located at 200 Front Street East. They had last worked on October 10, according to the grocer.
  • Carlo’s No Frills has also reported more positive cases after having more than four in the last few weeks. Two more team members have tested positive at the 1591 Wilson Avenue location, having last worked on October 3 and 6.

Food Basics

  • On October 7 was at a Food Basics location, 1571 Sandhurst Circle in Scarborough. An employee had tested positive for the virus however the last day they worked was July 23.

Metro

  • On October 8, a Metro location at 80 Front Street East, tested positive for the virus as well and had last worked on September 22.
  • The same day, another employee at a different Metro location, 1230 Queen Street West, also tested positive. The last day they worked was September 30.
  • On October 12, an employee at the Vickers Distribution Centre, 25 Vickers Road in Etobicoke, has also tested positive for the virus. According to Metro, the employee had last worked on October 8.
  • On October 13, an employee at 2155 St. Clair Avenue West Metro store also reported positive for the virus. They had last worked on October 13.
  • On October 15, an employee at the Vickers Distribution Centre, 25 Vickers Road in Etobicoke, has also tested positive for the virus. The employee had last worked on September 30.

Sobeys

  • An employee at the Sobeys located at 511 Maple Grove Drive in Oakville has tested positive, reported on October 10. The last day the employee worked was October 1.
Oakville grocery store

Sobeys

Metro has previously shared cases of coronavirus at locations including 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 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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