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

Mar 4 2021, 9:38 pm

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

The TTC, Scotiabank, and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre are among the nine that were added to the list on March 4.

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

This is the third week in a row that the TTC has reported a new outbreak.

As well, 17 people are affected by an outbreak at a candy supplier, and seven cases are linked to a food company.

Toronto Public Health

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-four cases are now tied to an outbreak at DECIEM, and a separate outbreak at the TTC has spread to seven people.

Previously reported outbreaks at Walmart, RBC, and Mastermind Toys have all 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 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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