More Toronto Metro employees test positive for coronavirus

May 19 2020, 2:13 pm

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

Two new cases have been identified at Vickers Distribution Centre, at 25 Vickers Road in Etobicoke. One employee last worked on May 12, while the other on May 13.

Two cases have also been identified in staff at the West Mall Distribution Centre, at 170 The West Mall, also in Etobicoke. One employee last worked on May 13, the other on May 7.

A further two cases have been identified at Metro Parkway Mall, at 15 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough. The staff members last worked on May 6 and May 8.

Finally, a case has been confirmed at Metro Scarborough, located at 15 Ellesmere Road. That employee last worked on May 13.

Last week, one case was confirmed at the company’s Parkway Mall location, while two were confirmed at the Vickers Road distribution centre, and four staff were identified with the illness at The West Mall distribution centre.

Prior to those diagnoses, records showed that several other Metro employees across the GTA had been confirmed to have the virus.

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