Multiple GTA grocery stores report confirmed coronavirus cases

May 25 2020, 6:31 am

Several GTA grocery stores have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees at various locations.

On Sunday, the Loblaws at 60 Carlton Street, confirmed that two team members recently tested positive on a “presumptive test for COVID-19.”

The team members’ had their last workdays on May 13 and May 18, but neither had symptoms at the time, Loblaws said on social media.

“We understand that you may have questions and want to assure you we take your safety, and the safety of our team, very seriously,” a Facebook post from the company said.

There are a number of protocols in place at the store-level, including daily sanitization and physical distancing practices to minimize the risk of exposure to customers and team members.

“Additionally, the store is closed for a thorough deep cleaning and sanitization,” the statement said.

Loblaws added that they will work with the local public health team on any further directions.

The grocery store reopened on Monday.

Another employee at a Metro store location tested positive for coronavirus on May 21.

The staff worked at Food Basics North York and had their last shift on May 17, Metro confirmed.

And, Sobeys confirmed two more staff at different locations, tested positive for the virus.

One team member worked at a Brampton location and had their last shift on May 15. The other is a franchise employee in Scarborough who last worked May 17.

Sobeys

“We will always follow the guidance of Public Health to support our teammates who are impacted by COVID-19,” the Sobeys website said.

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