TTC, Walmart among workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks in Toronto

Feb 18 2021, 9:52 pm

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

The TTC, Bombardier Aerospace, and Walmart were among the 11 employers that were added to the list on February 18.

The workplaces have reported outbreaks of four, 10, and three cases, respectively, according to Toronto’s COVID-19 monitoring dashboard.

As well, three people were affected by an outbreak at LUSH Manufacturing Ltd. However, the outbreak has since been declared over.

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A large outbreak at Belmont Meats, which may have been linked to the UK variant of COVID-19, has now been declared over.

The meat production facility reported 96 people had tested positive for the virus at the height of the outbreak.

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 there is no confirmed source of infection outside of the workplace.

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 individual’s privacy, only workplaces with 20 or more employees are publicly named.

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