Employees of several major grocery store chains in Metro Vancouver have been confirmed as having the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Among the new store worker cases reported in the region are those among staff at multiple Vancouver locations of the T&T Supermarket chain.
T&T posted the following employee case updates to its online tracker:
•Chinatown Store - 179 Keefer Place, Vancouver: Part-time store associate last worked February 15
•First Ave Store - #100-2800 First Avenue, Vancouver: Store associate last worked February 17
Previously, on February 17, T&T Supermarket reported that a part-time employee at the store in Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby tested positive for the virus; that worker was last on the job February 11.
On February 16, T&T broke a long case-free streak in its B.C. stores when a part-time associate at Vancouver's Marine Gateway store tested positive for COVID-19. That particular T&T employee last worked February 14.
While T&T is owned by Loblaw (TSX:L), the Canadian Asian grocery chain lists its COVID-19 cases separately on its own site. On February 22, Loblaw Companies Ltd. indicated on its B.C. coronavirus case tracker the following newly affected store:
Real Canadian Superstore, #1105 Eaton Ctr. 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby: The last day each of the team members worked was on February 9 and February 10.
On Saturday (February 20) Loblaw indicated there were two Metro Vancouver stores with newly diagnosed employee COVID-19 cases:
•Michael's NOFRILLS, 5501 204th Street, Unit 119, Langley: The last day the team member worked was on February 15.
•Shoppers Drug Mart, 16050 24th Avenue, Unit 105 Surrey: The last day the team member worked was on February 17.