Toronto Public Health has updated its list of workplaces facing COVID-19 outbreaks in the city to include several large employers.
Ellis Don, Wendy’s, and the Toronto Police Service are among the nine that were added to the list on March 11.
According to Toronto’s COVID-19 monitoring dashboard, the latter two workplaces have each reported outbreaks of four cases, while Ellis Don has reported 17 cases that are tied to two separate outbreaks.
As well, 11 people are affected by an outbreak at an electronics recycling centre, and two cases are linked to an outbreak at a bakery.
Currently, the largest outbreak in the city is at the Toronto Police College. Forty-seven people have tested positive for the virus since February 24.
Twenty-nine cases are now tied to an outbreak at DECIEM, while 10 people are affected by two outbreaks at the TTC.
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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.