Two Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto have reported COVID-19 cases among their staff this week, a significant decrease compared to prior weeks.
According to parent company Loblaws Ltd., an employee at 1500 Avenue Road reported testing positive for COVID-19 on February 23. They had last worked on February 17.
On February 24, an employee from the 292 Dupont Street location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 12.
This week Shoppers Drug Mart’s low case count aligns with several grocery stores in the region, such as Metro, Sobeys, and Loblaws affiliates.
Loblaws updates their coronavirus cases reported in stores by province within the last 15 days in an effort for transparency.
“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.