Here are the updates on confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in grocery stores between October 12 and October 16:
- According to the LCBO, an employee at 100 Clementine Drive in Brampton tested positive for the coronavirus on October 11. The employee had last worked on October 4 and, according to the company, is now self-isolating at home.
LCBO customers are required to wear a face mask or face shield when shopping in cities or towns where regulations or municipal ordinances have made it mandatory, including Toronto.
The company says it will continue to put the health and well-being of its employees first and that safety measures are in place, including cleaning and disinfection, in-store promotion of physical distancing and policies. HR in favor of the staff.
- According to Loblaws Ltd., a member of a Loblaws team, located at 3671 Dundas Street West, tested positive for the coronavirus on October 9. They last worked on October 4.
- An employee at Loblaws Institution at 2280 Dundas Street West tested positive for COVID-19 and reported the case on October 14. The employee had last worked on October 6.
- According to Loblaws Ltd., an employee of the Real Canadian Superstore located at 2549 Weston Road, has tested positive for the virus; reported October 9. Their last shift was October 1.
- On October 11, an employee at a Fortinos located at 35 Worthington Avenue in Brampton, also tested positive after he last worked on October 3.
- On October 13, a Fortinos location at 330 Queen’s Plate Drive reported that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on October 3.
- A Fortinos location at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan, reported a single case of an employee who tested positive for the virus on October 15. The employee had last worked on October 11.
- On October 15, the same Fortinos store in Brampton at 35 Worthington Avenue also reported two more cases to the store. The two team members last worked on October 3 and 8.
- On October 16, another employee tested positive for COVID-19 at 55 Mountainash Road in Brampton. The last day the team member worked was October 5th.
- On October 11, a member of the Qais’ No Frills team, 9920 Airport Road in Brampton, tested positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last day of work was October 3.
- On October 12, Ashley’s No Frills at 7070 Mclaughlin Road in Mississauga also reported a positive case. The employee last worked on October 3.
- On October 14, Loblaws was also notified of a positive case at Rocco’s No Frills, located at 200 Front Street East. They had last worked on Oct. 10, according to the grocer.
- Carlo’s No Frills has also reported more positive cases after having had more than four in recent weeks. Two other team members tested positive at the 1591 Wilson Avenue location, after last working on October 3-6.
- On October 7, he was at a Food Basics location, 1571 Sandhurst Circle in Scarborough. An employee had tested positive for the virus, but the last day on the job was July 23.
- On October 8, a subway location at 80 Front Street East, also tested positive for the virus and last worked on September 22.
- That same day, another employee from another metro location, 1230 Queen Street West, also tested positive. The last day they worked was September 30.
- On October 12, an employee at the Vickers Distribution Center, 25 Vickers Road in Etobicoke, also tested positive for the virus. According to Metro, the employee last worked on October 8.
- On October 13, an employee of the 2155 St. Clair Avenue West metro store also reported a positive sign for the virus. They had worked for the last time on October 13.
- On October 15, an employee at the Vickers Distribution Center, 25 Vickers Road in Etobicoke, also tested positive for the virus. The employee had last worked on September 30.
- A Sobeys employee located at 511 Maple Grove Drive in Oakville tested positive, reported on October 10. The employee’s last day of work was October 1.
Metro has already shared coronavirus cases in places such as Parkway Mall, West Queen West, Bloor and Spadina, College and Shaw, the cold chain distribution center, and more.
“We will always contact and follow the advice of Public Health to ensure the safety of our teammates and customers whenever we are notified of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at one of our grocery stores or distribution centers. Says the Metro website.
For the sake of transparency, Loblaws regularly updates its coronavirus cases in stores by province over the past 15 days, as well as Sobey’s for 14 days.
“In addition, we have required our staff and customers to wear masks at Extra Foods, Fortinos, Maxi, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstores and T&T stores across Canada,” Loblaws said.