More Toronto grocery store employees report COVID-19 cases

Oct 19 2020, 3:21 pm

Four more grocery stores in and around Toronto have reported positive COVID-19 tests as cases continue to rises across the province.

In Loblaw’s daily coronavirus update, two grocery stores have reported several cases among their employees as of October 19.

Dave and Charlotte’s No Frills, located at 449 Carlaw Avenue, reported a positive case among one of its staff members. The last day the employee worked was on October 14.

At a Loblaws location, 3501 Yonge Street, a team member has also tested positive for coronavirus on October 18.

The employee had last worked on October 12.

The next day on October 19, a team member at a Loblaws located at 17 Leslie Street, tested positive for coronavirus. They had last worked on October 14.



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As for Metro, the grocer has reported a positive case at one of their Distribution Centres in the Toronto area, located at 5559 Dundas Street West in Etobicoke.

The employee had last worked on October 8.

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Last week, over 20 different grocery store locations in Toronto, including LCBO, Sobeys, Loblaws and Metro, among others.

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, 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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