Loblaws and Metro employees test positive for COVID-19

Nov 2 2020, 5:14 pm

Four Toronto area grocery stores reported positive COVID-19 cases among staff on Monday as the province continues to see a high number of cases.

According to Loblaws’ daily coronavirus update, on October 31, a Loblaws location at 101 Eglinton Avenue East, reported an employee testing positive for coronavirus. The last day they worked was October 29.

That same day, a Fortinos location, 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan, reported three employees testing positive for the virus. The last day the employees worked was October 19, 23, and 28.

On November 2, a Real Canadian Superstore, located at 769 Borden Avenue in Peterborough, reported an employee testing positive for the virus. The last day they worked was on October 24.

Metro also reported a case last week, on October 29 at its 100 Lynn Williams Street location. The employee had last worked on October 20.

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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 within 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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