Loblaws, No Frills among grocers reporting positive COVID-19 cases

Oct 14 2020, 9:49 am

Three grocery store employees in the Toronto area have tested positive for coronavirus this week as provincial numbers continue to see high numbers daily.

According to Loblaws Ltd., an employee at the Loblaws location at 2280 Dundas Street West tested positive for COVID-19 and reported the case on October 14.

The employee had last worked on October 6.

The same day, Loblaws was also notified of a positive case at Rocco’s No Frills, located at 200 Front Street East. They had last worked on October 10, according to the grocer.

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Metro has also reported a COVID-19 case at one of their distribution centres in the GTA.

On October 12, an employee at the Vickers Distribution Centre, 25 Vickers Road in Etobicoke, has also tested positive for the virus.

According to Metro, the employee had last worked on October 8.

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Metro

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, more than 10 cases were reported at several grocery stores across the Toronto region.

Metro has previously shared cases of coronavirus at locations including Parkway Mall, West Queen West, Bloor and Spadina, College and Shaw, The Cold Chain Produce Distribution Centre, and more.

“We will always contact and follow the guidance of Public Health to ensure the safety of our teammates and customers whenever we are made aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in one of our food stores or distribution centres,” reads Metro’s website.

In an effort for transparency, Loblaws regularly updates their coronavirus cases 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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