Loblaws reporting positive coronavirus cases at several Toronto locations

Sep 28 2020, 9:07 am

Multiple employees at Loblaws company locations in Toronto have tested positive for COVID-19, as the province continues to see a rise in cases.

According to Loblaws, eight stores across Toronto and in the GTA have reported cases among its staff since September 18.

A team member at Rob’s NoFrills, located at 2430 Eglinton Avenue East, has tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19 on September 18. The last day the team member worked was on September 14.

On the same day, an employee at the Real Canadian Superstore, 51 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive, tested positive for COVID-19. They last worked on September 13.

On September 20, two employees, one at a Loblaws, located at 2877 Bayview Avenue, and another at Tim & Sue’s NoFrills, 372 Pacific Avenue, also tested positive for COVID-19.

The last day the employees worked was September 18 and September 14, respectively.

On September 21, another employee, this time located at a Loblaws at 12 St. Clair Avenue East, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19.

The last day the team member worked was on September 17.

Several days later on September 26, an employee at the Loblaws, 3671 Dundas Street West location, also tested positive for COVID-19.

The last day the team member worked was on September 17.

The same day, three more team members, one at the Real Canadian Superstore, 85 Steeles Avenue West in Brampton, and two others at Carlo’s NoFrills, 6220 Yonge Street, also reported positive for COVID-19.

The last day the team member worked was on September 15 while the other two employees last worked on September 18 and September 21, respectively.

Several other grocers across the region, including Metro, Food Basics and Sobeys have reported cases of their employees testing positive for the virus.

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.

Sobeys has recently reported a confirmed case at one of their Brampton locations.

“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, nofrills, Real Canadian Superstores and T&T stores across Canada.”

For transparency, Loblaws regularly updates their COVID-19 cases in stores, by province, within the last 15 days.

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