GTA Shoppers Drug Mart employees test positive for COVID-19

Nov 5 2020, 10:34 am

Five Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto and the GTA have reported COVID-19 cases among their staff this week.

According to Loblaws Ltd., on November 5, an employee at the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 3010 Bloor Street West in Etobicoke tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had last worked on October 30.

Another employee, this time at a Shoppers Drug Mart located at 3 Eglinton Avenue West, tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on October 22.

The same day, an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart located at 3874 Bathurst Street tested positive for the virus and had last worked on October 30.

The fourth reported case was an employee at a Shoppers Drug Mart located at 770 Lawrence Avenue West. The last day they worked was on October 27.

The final case, reported on November 5, was at a Shoppers Drug Mart location at 970 Queen Street East. The employee had last worked on October 31.

Other grocers such as Loblaws and Metro have also reported cases of coronavirus in employees over the past few days.

In an effort for transparency, Loblaws regularly 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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