Grocery store coronavirus cases disclosed in Toronto this week

Jul 24 2020, 5:51 am

Over the course of a week, various Toronto grocery stores and LCBO locations disclose instances of employees being diagnosed with COVID-19.

We’re consolidating this information so that, going into the weekend, you know which local spots have seen recent cases, and if there are any closures to be aware of.

These are the locations with confirmed cases of coronavirus between June 26 and July 3:

LCBO

  • There have been no reported cases of coronavirus in Toronto LCBO store employees this week. In related news, LCBO customers are now required to wear a mask or face covering when visiting stores in regions with municipal bylaws or orders saying so, including Toronto.

As the province gradually reopens, the LCBO says it will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of its employees, and 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

  • As of Friday, Metro had announced another employee at it’s Distribution Centre has been identified as a positive COVID-19 case. They last worked on July 16.
  • On Thursday, Metro disclosed that another employee of the grocer’s West Mall Distribution Centre has been diagnosed with coronavirus. The employee last worked on July 20.
  • The day prior to the above confirmation, Metro reported three additional new cases identified at the same distribution centre — one staff member last worked on July 17, and the others, July 14.

Here are all the cases at Metro’s Etobicoke Distribution Centre listed this week:

Metro

Prior to these new developments, Metro has disclosed 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.

The grocer says its online tracker is continually being updated in an effort to keep the public aware of where cases have been confirmed.

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