Several more Metro employees test positive for coronavirus

May 13 2020, 1:52 pm

Several employees from Metro locations across Toronto have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, in addition to the number of cases identified last week.

One case of the illness has been confirmed in a staff member at the Parkway Mall location at 15 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough. The employees last day at work was May 7.

Meanwhile, six other diagnoses have been identified at distribution centres in Etobicoke.

Two individuals who work at the 25 Vickers Road distribution centre have tested positive — one last worked on April 30, and the other, on May 1.

The other four affected staff were identified at the 170 The West Mall distribution centre location. Their last days of work were April 24, April 27, April 29, and May 4.

Last week, records showed that several other Metro employees across the GTA have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

One case was identified at the 170 The West Mall distribution centre at that time.

Further cases were confirmed at: the West Queen West Metro; the Metro located at Bloor and Spadina; in Mississauga at 1240 Eglinton Avenue West; and in Oakville, three cases, at the 1011 Upper Middle Road East location.

“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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