Several employees of a Canadian Tire distribution centre in Brampton have tested positive for COVID-19.
Joscelyn Dosanjh, a corporate communications manager at Canadian Tire, confirmed that six cases of the virus have been reported at the company’s A.J. Billes Distribution Centre.
Through contact tracing undertaken by both Peel Public Health and Canadian Tire, it was determined that none of the six cases were contracted in the workplace, Dosanjh told Daily Hive.
“Our extensive health and safety protocols, already in place, exceed public health regulations,” she said.
The affected staff members are self-isolating and are all being paid time off until they have been cleared to return to work.
According to Dosanjh, the facility has undergone “enhanced cleaning” to ensure that COVID-19 does not spread further in the distribution centre.
“The safety and well-being of all employees is of utmost importance,” she said.