More Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart staff test positive for coronavirus

Oct 1 2020, 5:01 pm

Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Toronto and the GTA are reporting several COVID-19 cases among its employees since September 30.

According to Loblaws Inc., the parent company, four of its stores across the Toronto region have reported cases among staff since Wednesday.

Two employees at the Shoppers Drug Mart location at 2751 Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough, tested positive for coronavirus, having last worked on September 23 and September 25 respectively.

Another Shopper Drug Mart located at 180 Danforth Avenue, also reported a positive coronavirus case on September 30. The employee had last worked on September 24.

An employee at a Shopper Drug Mart location at 1500 Avenue Road has tested positive for the virus, having last worked on September 23.

The Shoppers Drug Mart location at Bayview Village, 2901 Bayview Avenue, also reported a positive test. The last day the team member worked was on September 26.

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

Loblaws previous reported cases at Shoppers Drug Mart locations across the city and the GTA this week.

“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, No Frills, 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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