Amazon, Hudson's Bay among workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks in Toronto

Apr 1 2021, 2:54 pm

Toronto Public Health has updated its list of workplaces facing COVID-19 outbreaks in the city to include several large employers.

An Amazon Fulfillment Centre, a Hudson’s Bay Company Warehouse, and Purolator, are among the 28 that were added to the list on April 1.

The workplaces have reported outbreaks of 16, eight, and three cases, respectively, according to Toronto’s COVID-19 monitoring dashboard.

As well, 11 cases are linked to an outbreak to the City of Toronto, and four are tied to Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

A Metro and a Real Canadian Superstore have both reported outbreaks of seven cases, and five people are affected by an outbreak at a Tim Hortons.

Toronto Public Health

Toronto Public Health

Previously reported outbreaks at Crosslinx, Food Basics, and Toronto Paramedic Services have all been deemed over.

An outbreak at the Toronto Police service has spread to seven people, while a second outbreak – which was declared this week – is affecting two people.

The largest active outbreak in the city is at Mondelez Canada Inc. Thirty-one people have tested positive for the virus at the snack company since March 22.

Toronto Public Health declares a COVID-19 outbreak in a workplace when there have been two or more lab-confirmed cases of the virus with an epidemiological link within a 14-day period.

The link could be that infected individuals work in the same area during the same shift or that no confirmed infection source outside of the workplace is evident.

The list of workplace outbreaks is updated every Thursday, and it includes the name of the workplace, the number of COVID-19 cases, and the date the outbreak was declared.

To protect individuals’ privacy, only workplaces with 20 or more employees are publicly named.

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