53 COVID-19 cases linked to workplace outbreak in Vaughan

Feb 26 2021, 6:36 pm

A public health notice has been issued after more than 50 COVID-19 cases were linked to a workplace outbreak near Toronto.

York Region Public Health (YRPH) said 53 people have tested positive for the virus as a result of an outbreak at Mobile Climate Control in the City of Vaughan.

The outbreak was first declared on February 3 and is linked to 11 cases in York Region, 35 cases in Toronto, six cases in Peel, and one case in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.

As of February 26, no COVID-19 variants have been linked to the outbreak.

YRPH said it is conducting contact tracing and case management for positive cases, and is working with other public health units to resolve the outbreak.

The risk to residents is considered low, the health unit noted, as the workplace is not open to the public.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is assisting with YRPH’s ongoing investigation.

“As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, residents are reminded to follow public health advice,” the health unit noted.

“Wash hands often, practice physical distancing, wear a mask in public spaces and remain at home if you are sick, even if symptoms are mild.”

To date, Ontario has seen 298,569 COVID-19 cases and 6,944 virus-related deaths.

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