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

Feb 25 2021, 2:39 pm

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

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the TTC, and Toronto Police College are among the 13 that were added to the list on February 25.

The workplaces have reported outbreaks of two, six, and 35 cases, respectively, according to Toronto’s COVID-19 monitoring dashboard.

As well, two people each are affected by outbreaks at Mastermind Toys and Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. Three cases have been linked to an outbreak at a FreshCo location.

Toronto Public Health

Twenty-four people are now affected by an outbreak at DECIEM that was declared nearly a month ago.

Previously reported outbreaks at Bombardier Aerospace and Walmart have grown to 12 and four cases, respectively. A separate outbreak at the TTC has now been declared over.

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

Zoe DemarcoZoe Demarco

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