City of Toronto, Pusateri's among workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks

Mar 18 2021, 2:41 pm

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

Pusateri’s Fine Foods, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and the City of Toronto are among the 17 that were added to the list on March 18.

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

As well, five cases are linked to an outbreak at a Chevrolet dealership, and 25 are tied to a cabinet maker.

An outbreak that was declared at Crosslinx on March 12 spread to two people before it was deemed to have ended four days later.

COVID-19 outbreaks

Toronto Public Health

Outbreaks at the Toronto Police College, Toronto Police Services, and Wendy’s have all been declared over, as have two outbreaks at the TTC.

One outbreak affecting Ellis Don is over, while a second has spread to 18 people. Nine cases are now linked to the Toronto FC.

The largest outbreak in the city is at DECIEM. Thirty-four people have tested positive for the virus since January 21.

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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