Five Toronto area grocery stores have reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff on Thursday as the province continues to see a rise in cases.
In Loblaws’ daily coronavirus update, multiple grocery stores across Toronto and the GTA have reported several cases among their employees as of October 21.
A Real Canadian Superstore, located at 1755 Brimley Road in Scarborough, reported a positive case on October 22. The employee had last worked on October 15.
On Thursday, another employee this time at Rocky’s No Frills, 70 Clementine Drive in Brampton, reported a positive case. That employee last worked on October 16.
Enzo’s No Frills at 9325 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill also reported a positive coronavirus case on October 22. The team member had last worked on October 19.
Loblaws isn’t the only grocer reporting cases within stores in the region.
Sobeys has reported three cases in two of its stores in and around Toronto.
A FreshCo location, 2440 Dundas Street West, reported a positive case and the employee had last worked on October 17.
At Sobeys, 441 Clark Avenue West in Thornhill, two employees have tested positive for coronavirus. The last day the two had worked was on October 16 and October 17.
This week alone, several other grocers such as Loblaws, and Metro locations have reported cases.
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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.