Canada Post, Sobey's among workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks in Toronto

Apr 8 2021, 9:10 pm

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

Canada Post, Sobey’s, and Summerhill Market Commissary are among the 22 employers added to the list on April 8.

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

Of the new reports, two cases are tied to The City of Toronto, and six cases were linked to a Loblaws location, although both outbreaks have already been declared over.

A separate outbreak at The City of Toronto reported on March 31 is now affecting 15 people.

Toronto Public Health

Toronto Public Health

Two previously reported outbreaks, one at the Toronto Police Service and the other at Pusateri’s Fine Foods, have been declared over.

An outbreak at an Amazon Fulfillment Centre has spread to 18 people.

The largest outbreak in the city is at Array Marketing, a company that provides in-store marketing services. Forty-four people have tested positive for the virus since April 3.

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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