No Frills and Loblaws among Toronto grocers reporting coronavirus cases

Oct 1 2020, 6:07 pm

Grocery stores across Toronto and in the GTA have recently reported positive COVID-19 tests within their stores since September 30.

According to Loblaws Inc., a Fortinos location at 60 Quarry Edge Drive in Brampton, reported a positive case among one of its staff members. The last day the employee had worked was September 21.

A Loblaws location at 60 Carlton Street also reported a positive case on September 30. The employee’s last shift was on September 27.

Carlo’s No Frills, located at 6220 Yonge Street in North York, had reported four positive cases on September 27, now Loblaws tracking log is reporting “multiple” cases rather than the four previously noted.

Dates for when the four employees had last worked is no longer listed.

As for other grocers such as Sobey’s, an employee at its 2440 Dundas Street West location has also tested positive for COVID-19, having last worked on September 25.

Loblaws has also reported several cases at Shoppers Drug Mart locations across the city and the GTA.

“Given the important role we play in our communities, we are prepared for all possible situations, including a positive test for COVID-19 in our stores. In these cases, we work closely with public health and follow their guidance to ensure proper notification of close contacts and required cleaning and sanitization in our stores,” said Loblaws.

“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.”

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.

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