Food Basics and Loblaws employees test positive for COVID-19

Nov 5 2020, 6:03 pm

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

According to Loblaws’ daily coronavirus update, an employee at Anthony’s No Frills, located at 1054 Centre Street in Vaughan, tested positive for the virus on November 5. The last day the employee worked was on November 2.

That same day, an employee at Loblaw’s 301 Moore Avenue location in East York tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was on October 26.

The third reported employee was at a Durante’s No Frills, located at 1 York Gate Boulevard in North York. The employee had last worked on October 27.

Metro also reported more COVID-19 cases across Toronto and the GTA on November 2 and 3.

An employee at the Metro located at 2300 Yonge Street tested positive for COVID-19 on November 2. The last day the employee worked was on October 30.

The second reported case on that same day was at Metro Bridlewood Mall, located at 2900 Warden Avenue in Scarborough. The last day the employee worked was on October 28.

The third reported case was at a Food Basics located at 8910 Highway 50 in Brampton. The employee had worked on October 27.

On November 3, Metro reported a case at its Distribution Centre, 5559 Dundas Street West in Etobicoke. The employee who tested positive for COVID-19, had last worked on October 27.

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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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