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Loblaw stores report at least 22 COVID-19 cases among workers in York Region since Dec. 30

Stores include Shoppers Drug Mart, Fortinos in Vaughan, Rob's No Frills in Richmond Hill, Loblaws in Markham
Jan. 5, 2021
Sheila Wang

Loblaw Companies Ltd. says more than 22 employees at 12 stores across York Region tested positive for COVID-19 between Dec. 30 and Jan. 4.

The stores included Shoppers Drug Mart and Fortinos in Vaughan, Loblaws and Rob's No Frills in Richmond Hill, and Loblaws in Markham, according to the daily updates on the company’s website.

On Dec. 30, a worker at Shoppers Drug Mart at 13070 Yonge St., Richmond Hill was confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus.

Loblaw says the last day the employee worked was Dec. 22.

In less than a week since then, the food retailer has reported at least 21 more confirmed cases.

Most recently on Jan. 4, two employees at Loblaws at 200 Bullock Dr., Markham tested positive for COVID-19. The last day they worked was Dec. 27.

Five employees tested positive in December and November at the same store.

In Richmond Hill alone, Loblaw has reported eight cases among its employees at four different stores since Dec. 30, including three cases at Loblaws located at 10909 Yonge St. and another three at Rob's No Frills in Oak Ridges.

Here is the list of Loblaw stores where positive COVID-19 cases have been identified between Dec. 30 and Jan. 4:

Jan. 4

Loblaws, 200 Bullock Dr., Markham

Fortinos, 2911 Major MacKenzie Dr. W., Vaughan

Loblaws, 200 Bullock Dr., Markham

Shoppers Drug Mart, 2266 Major MacKenzie Dr., Maple

Jan. 3
Shoppers Drug Mart, 2920 Major MacKenzie Dr. E., Markham

Rob's No Frills, 13071 Yonge St., Oak Ridges

Jan. 2
Loblaws, 10909 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

Shoppers Drug Mart, 3737 Major MacKenzie Dr., Vaughan

Jan. 1
Shoppers Drug Mart, 9200 Dufferin St., Vaughan

Fortinos, 8585 Hwy. 27, Vaughan

Loblaws, 301 High Tech Rd., Richmond Hill

Dec. 31
Fortinos, 3940 Hwy. 7, Vaughan

Dec. 30
Shoppers Drug Mart, 13070 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

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