Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart employees test positive for COVID-19

Mar 5 2021, 8:54 am

Seven 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., on March 2, a Shoppers Drug Mart at 1223 St. Clair Avenue West reported an employee testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 24.

On March 3, an employee at the 2428 Eglinton Avenue East location was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 27.

The next day, on March 4, an employee at 3938 Cottrelle Boulevard in Brampton was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 24.

On March 4, an employee at the 5694 Highway 7 location reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 25.

On March 5, an employee at the 3975 Jane Street location tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 23.

The same day, two employees at the 2223 Bloor Street West location reported testing positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on February 25 and March 2.

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.

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