Toronto Public Health has updated its list of workplaces facing COVID-19 outbreaks in the city to include several large employers.
Crosslinx, No Frill’s, and Toronto Terminal Railways are among the 16 that were added to the list on April 15.
The workplaces have reported outbreaks of 10, five, and 13 cases, respectively, according to Toronto’s COVID-19 monitoring dashboard.
Of the new reports, 19 cases are linked to a company that produces braking system components, and 15 have been tied to a bakery outlet.
An outbreak at Leon’s Furniture spread to six people before being declared over on April 13.
Previously reported outbreaks at The City of Toronto, a Hudson’s Bay Company Warehouse, a Superstore, and a Sobey’s have been declared over.
An outbreak at an Amazon Fulfillment Centre has spread to 25 people. Sixteen cases are now tied to an outbreak at Canada Post, and one worker has died.
The largest active outbreak in the city is at Mondelez Canada Inc. Forty-five people have tested positive in two separate outbreaks at the snack company.
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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.
The City of Toronto reported 1,299 new COVID-19 cases on April 15, bringing the total seen since the start of the pandemic to 129,023.