Here are the workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks in Toronto

Apr 29 2021, 2:08 pm

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

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), a Walmart Supercentre, and Rogers are among the 22 workplaces added to the list on April 29.

The workplaces have reported outbreaks of eight, 15, and 13 cases, respectively, according to Toronto’s COVID-19 monitoring dashboard.

Of the new reports, 16 cases have been linked to Canada Goose Inc., six are tied to Canada Post, and three have been reported at the City of Toronto.

An outbreak at McDonald’s has spread to six people, and HSBC Canada has confirmed four cases.

There are currently 45 active outbreaks at workplaces across the city.

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Previously reported outbreaks at Summerhill Market Commissary, Tempur Sealy Canada, and Woodbine Racetrack have been declared over.

Additionally, two outbreaks at Canada Post have been declared over, although two are still active and account for a combined 21 cases.

An outbreak at an Amazon Fulfillment Centre has spread to 38 people, and 17 cases are now tied to Deciem. Twenty-two cases have been reported at a Public Health Ontario Laboratory.

The largest active outbreak in the city is at Upper Crust. Thirty-nine people have tested positive for the virus at the food production company since April 24.

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 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.

To date, the City of Toronto has reported 144,736 COVID-19 cases and 3,074 virus-related deaths.

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