Independent Toronto grocery store closes for several days due to COVID-19

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TORONTO –
An independent grocery store in the city’s Christie Pits district decided to close for several days after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Fiesta Farms, located on Christie Street north of Bloor Street, says the person last worked at the store on May 16 and decided to stay home for his scheduled shift on May 17 after to feel bad.

The subject was then tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday and received confirmation that he had contracted the virus the next day.

In a post on its website, the store said that upon learning the diagnosis, management immediately decided to close and began meeting with staff to determine who had been in close contact with the infected employee.

They say the store will remain closed until May 23 so that all employees can have a “chance to get tested.”

All new delivery orders will also be suspended while the store is closed “as a precaution”.

“We have to make sure that we don’t play a role in the dissemination of COVID-19,” says the post on the Fiesta Farms website.

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