Grocery store and LCBO coronavirus cases reported around Toronto this week

Sep 25 2020, 6:30 am

Grocery stores and LCBO locations 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 between September 21 and September 25:

LCBO

  • On September 17, two employees have tested positive for the virus, the first being at 1618 Wilson Avenue at Sheridan Mall. The employee’s last shift was on September 9.
  • The second case, unrelated to the first, was reported at 1 York Gate Boulevard at Yorkgate Mall. Their last shift was on September 12.

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, which also includes Toronto.

As the province of Ontario gradually reopens, the LCBO 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.

Grocery stores

  • According to Metro, employers were notified of the positive COVID-19 test on September 16 from the Centre de distribution West Mall located at 170 The West Mall in Etobicoke. The employee’s last day of work was September 14.
  • According to Sobeys, the grocery store was notified of the positive coronavirus test on September 23, from their FreshCo location at 380 Bovaird Drive East. The last day the employee worked was September 16.
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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.

Sobeys says it will dedicate itself to continuously updating their coronavirus tracker in order to give transparency of confirmed cases in their stores.

“Where required, we will communicate with customers who have shopped in the impacted location, with store signage, outlining our steps to manage the situation,” said the Sobeys company.

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