Food Basics and No Frills employees test positive for COVID-19


Five Toronto-area grocery stores reported positive cases of COVID-19 among staff on Thursday, as the province continues to record 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 site at 3940 Highway 7 in Vaughan has also reported three confirmed cases among its staff. The last day they worked was October 19, 23 and 25.

Another Fortinos location, this time at 60 Quarry Edge Drive in Brampton, has reported another case of the coronavirus. The team member’s last working day was October 22.

In Richmond Hill, Enzo’s No Frills at 9325 Yonge Street also reported that three employees had tested positive for the virus. The last working day for all team members was October 18, 19 and 23.

For other grocers such as Metro, they have also reported a case at one of their stores in Etobicoke.

A Food Basics store, 900 Albion Road, reported a positive case of an employee. They had worked for the last time on October 24.


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.


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