Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart employees test positive for COVID-19

Dec 28 2020, 9:31 am

Ten COVID-19 cases have been reported by employees at several Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto and across the GTA on Monday and over the last few days.

According to parent company Loblaws, on December 23, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 415 The Westway in Etobicoke, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day they had worked was on December 16.

That same day, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart located at 6428 Yonge Street in North York, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 15.

On the 23, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 180 Danforth Avenue, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 16.

The next day, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 725 College Street in Toronto, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 21.

On December 24, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart, 3737 Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 21.

On December 25, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Toronto, 593 Dundas Street East, tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day the employee worked was on December 22.

That same day, an employee at another store location, 45 Overlea Boulevard, tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on December 21.

Another store location reported a COVID-19 case among one of their staff members at a Shoppers Drug Mart located at 685 McCowan Road in Scarborough. They had last worked on December 18.

Two days later, on December 27, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, in Vaughan, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19.

That same day, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart, 980 Central Park Drive located in Brampton, reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on December 19.

In an effort for transparency, Loblaws updates their coronavirus cases reported in stores by province within the last 15 days.

“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,” said Loblaws.

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