Multiple employees at Toronto area grocery stores have tested positive for COVID-19 since Wednesday, adding to the increase of reported cases in the city.
According to Loblaw, on October 7, a team member from Leonetti’s No Frills at 1641 James Street tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on September 29.
On October 8, two stores in Toronto also reported positive cases, one reported at the Independent City Market at 301 College Street and several others at a Loblaws located at 60 Carlton Street.
The employee at the Independent City Market last worked on October 1.
As for Loblaw’s, multiple team members have tested positive for COVID-19; however, the company has not disclosed how many employees this affects.
At least two of the Loblaw’s employees are known to have tested positive for COVID-19 as the company reported the cases on October 4.
Last week almost 15 grocery stores, including Loblaw’s Sobeys, Metro, No Frills, and Fortinos, had also reported cases.
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“Given the important role we play in our communities, we are prepared for all possible situations, including a positive test for COVID-19 in our stores. In these cases, we work closely with public health and follow their guidance to ensure proper notification of close contacts and required cleaning and sanitization in our stores,” said Loblaws.
“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.”