Several GTA grocery store staff test positive for coronavirus

May 6 2020, 2:40 pm

Several employees from grocery stores across the GTA have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, grocer website records show.

The West Queen West Metro is one of the affected locations, as is the Metro at Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue.

Additional diagnosed employees of the grocer have been identified in Mississauga at 1240 Eglinton Avenue West, in Etobicoke at the distribution centre located at 170 The West Mall, and three in Oakville at the 1011 Upper Middle Road East location.

Staff members have been diagnosed between April 24 and May 3, and last worked between April 22 and April 30.

In the case of one Oakville employee, the individual last worked on April 30, and notified the store of their positive diagnoses that same day.

“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 addition to the confirmed Metro cases, several Sobeys employees across the GTA have also been diagnosed with the virus in recent days.

On May 1, May 4, and May 5, staff members in Thornhill, at 441 Clark Avenue West, in Mississauga, at 5602 Tenth Line West, and in Brampton at 10,970 Airport Road were confirmed to have coronavirus.

The individuals at the Thornhill and Mississauga stores both worked last on April 26, while the affected employee at the Brampton location last worked on April 29.

Sobeys says that they too will always follow Public Health guidance to support staff who are diagnosed with the illness.

The grocer says, as does Metro, that their tracker is being continually updated in an effort to keep the public aware of where cases have been confirmed in stores.

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