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New round of COVID-19 cases hit Metro Vancouver stores

FreshCo and McDonald's just the latest
FreshCo is just one of many local businesses seeing COVID-19 cases in workers. Glacier Media file photo

More Metro Vancouver stores are detailing positive COVID-19 cases involving staff members.

A FreshCo store on 138 Street in Surrey is grappling with at least one positive case involving staff. The last day the worker was on shift was Dec. 27, but parent company Sobeys only posted the case online on Thursday, Jan. 7.

A worker at the Your Independent Grocery on Kerr Street in Vancouver has tested positive for COVID-19 and last worked on Jan. 4, according to parent company Loblaw.

Loblaw is also reporting a positive case at its No. 3 Road Richmond Real Canadian Superstore. That store’s worker last worked on Dec. 31, but it wasn’t reported online until Jan. 6.

McDonald's Canada has detailed COVID-19 cases involving staff at two of its restaurants in Burnaby. Two workers at the McDonald’s on Still Creek tested positive and last worked on Dec. 27. Two more workers who worked at the McDonald’s at Metropolis at Metrotown restaurant also tested positive and last worked on Dec. 27.

The Superstore on 120th Street in Delta had a staff member testing positive – they last worked on Dec. 28, but due to reporting times the exposure was only listed on Jan. 5.

Another Superstore saw a worker test positive – this time at the S.E. Marine Drive location in Vancouver. They last worked on Dec. 30.

The Superstore at19851 Willowbrook Drive, Langley, had team members who tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19. The last day the team members worked was on Dec. 21, 23 and 27

A worker at Alfie’s No Frills on West 4th Ave. in Vancouver tested positive and last worked on Dec. 31.

Multiple workers at the Superstore in Surrey on 104 Avenue tested positive, but Loblaw has not listed the dates they last worked on its website that tracks cases.

An employee at a Coquitlam Safeway also tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s according to the grocery chain’s parent company, Sobeys Inc., which issued an exposure notification for its 580 Clarke Road location on Christmas Day. The company indicated the worker last worked at the store Dec. 22. 

Two employees at a Real Canadian Superstore in Coquitlam also tested positive for the coronavirus in the store’s third exposure notification in less than a month.

The chain’s parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd., listed an exposure notification Tuesday, Dec. 22, noting the employees last worked at the store on Dec. 12 and Dec. 18, respectively. This is at least the third time the Real Canadian Superstore in Westwood Mall, located at 3000 Lougheed Highway, has been hit with COVID-19.

As the largest food retailer in Canada, Loblaw oversees a large portfolio of brands in addition to Real Canadian Superstore including T&T Supermarket, No Frills Supermarket and Shoppers Drug Mart, among others.