No Frills and Food Basics among several grocery stores reporting COVID-19 cases

Oct 26 2020, 5:15 pm

Several Toronto area grocery stores have reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff on Monday as the province continues to see a rise in cases.

According to Loblaws’ daily coronavirus update, multiple grocery stores across Toronto and the GTA have reported several cases among their employees as of October 26.

An employee at Dino’s No Frills, located at 680 Silver Creek Boulevard, tested positive for coronavirus on October 24. They had last worked on October 14.

That same day, two employees at Enzo’s No Frills, located at 325 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, also tested positive for the virus. The last days they worked were on October 18 and 19.

On October 25, Mike’s No Frills, located at 295 Queen Street East in Brampton, reported a team member had tested positive and the last day they worked was October 20.

Carlo’s No Frills, located at 1591 Wilson Avenue, reported on October 25 that two team members had tested positive for the virus. The employees last worked on October 19 and 20.

As for Dave and Charlotte’s No Frills, located at 70 Island Road in Scarborough, a team member tested positive for coronavirus and had last worked on October 20.

Across the other side of Toronto, a Fortinos location in Brampton at 35 Worthington Avenue reported a positive case among one of its employees and had last worked on October 22.

On the same day, October 25, an employee at VanSpall’s No Frills, located at 9305 Markham Road in Markham, also tested positive for coronavirus. They had last worked on October 18.

On October 26, another Fortinos location in Brampton, this time at 55 Mountainash Drive, reported that an employee tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on October 18.

Metro has also updated their coronavirus list and has added three more grocery store locations with reports of employees who have tested positive.

On October 21, a Food Basics location in Toronto, 830 Lansdowne Road, also reported two employees that have tested positive for the virus. The last days the two worked were October 17 and 18.

On October 23, a distribution centre employee at 5559 Dundas Street West also tested positive for the virus and had last worked on October 18.

The next day, the same distribution centre reported another case. The last day the employee worked was on October 21.

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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