Five 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, on October 29, a Loblaws location at 10909 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill reported an employee testing positive for coronavirus. The last day they worked was October 25.
A Fortinos location at 3940 Highway 7 location in Vaughan also reported three confirmed cases among their staff members. The last days they worked were on October 19, 23 and 25.
Another Fortinos location, this time at 60 Quarry Edge Drive in Brampton, reported another coronavirus case. The last day the team member had worked was on October 22.
In Richmond Hill, Enzo’s No Frills at 9325 Yonge Street also reported three employees testing positive for the virus. The last day all team members worked was on October 18, 19, and 23.
For other grocers such as Metro, they have also reported a case in one of their store locations in Etobicoke.
A Food Basics store, 900 Albion Road, reported a positive case of an employee. They had last worked on October 24.
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.