Loblaws and Metro report employee COVID-19 cases

Oct 21 2020, 8:12 am

Three Toronto area grocery stores have reported positive COVID-19 cases amongst staff on Wednesday as the province continues to see a rise in cases.

In Loblaws’ daily coronavirus update, three grocery stores have reported several cases among their employees as of October 21.

Four team members at a Real Canadian Superstore at 825 Don Mills Road in North York have tested positive. The employees had last worked on October 9, 10, and 14.

A Loblaws location at 3671 Dundas Street West also reported a single case among its employees. They had last worked on October 11.

A Loblaws location at 12 St. Clair Avenue East reported an employee testing positive for the virus on Wednesday. The employee had last worked on October 15

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Metro has also reported a positive coronavirus case at one of its distribution centres on October 20.

The company’s Vickers Distribution Centre at 25 Vickers Road reported an employee testing positive for coronavirus. They had last worked on October 18.

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On Monday, four more grocery stores including other No Frills, Loblaws, and Metro locations, reported cases.

Loblaws also reported two more cases of employees testing positive on October 20.

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.