DECIEM listed as Toronto workplace with COVID-19 outbreaks posing "significant public health risk"

Jan 5 2021, 7:04 am

The beauty brand DECIEM has been listed as a Toronto workplace with a COVID-19 outbreak that poses a “significant public health risk.”

On Monday, the city’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said that Toronto Public Health’s website will include weekly updates every Thursday on data of outbreaks in workplace settings without compromising personal privacy.

The workplace settings will be categorized into grocery stores, pharmacies, offices, food processing sites, shipping and distribution, and construction.

DECIEM was one of the workplaces posted for posing a significant health risk as of January 4. The other two are Sofina Foods, Inc., and TTM Technologies Inc.

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During the press conference, de Villa also offered guidelines for employers and businesses on additional measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Some of these requirements include that businesses “immediately notify” public health if two or more employees have COVID-19 and designate a contact person with Toronto Public Health. And to minimize instances where no more than one person can be in a vehicle associated with that business.

They must also ensure “that accurate and updated contact information for all workers is available to be produced to Toronto Public Health within 24 hours of request in support of case management and contact tracing requirements for COVID-19.”

In addition, businesses must notify the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development or other relevant government authorities. And, cooperate with infection prevention and control personnel from Toronto Public Health including allowing entry into the workplace premise for inspection and to support enhanced infection prevention and control measures and recommendations.

In total, 274 outbreaks in workplaces across the city have been reported to date.

Daily Hive has reached out to DECIEM for comment and will update accordingly.