Loblaws among grocery stores reporting employee COVID-19 cases

Mar 22 2021, 9:08 am

As Toronto and the GTA continue to report new COVID-19 cases, grocery stores in the area have also reported a few cases over the past weekend.

Loblaws, the parent company to several grocery chains, five stores across the region reported employees who tested positive for the virus.

On March 20, an employee at a Loblaws, 3501 Yonge Street in North York, was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 16.

On March 21, an employee at another Loblaws, 380 The East Mall in Etobicoke was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 19.

The next day, on March 22, a Loblaws employee at 585 Queen Street West was reported to have tested positive on a presumptive test for the virus. They had last worked on March 17.

On March 22, two employees at the Valu Mart, 83 Underhill Drive was reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. They had last worked on March 13 and March 15.

The same day, on March 22, multiple employees at the Real Canadian Superstore, 2549 Weston Road were reported to have tested positive on presumptive tests for the virus. The last days worked have not been disclosed.

Both Sobeys and FreshCo reported two positive COVID-19 cases at their grocery stores.

On March 19, an employee at Sobeys, 147 Laird Drive was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 8.

On March 20, a FreshCo employee at the 22 Northcote Avenue location, was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on March 20.

In an effort for transparency, Loblaws regularly updates their coronavirus cases in stores by province within the last 15 days, as well as Sobey’s for 14 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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