Employees at Toronto operated vaccine clinics test positive for COVID-19

Apr 9 2021, 1:33 pm

Two employees working at City of Toronto-operated vaccine clinics tested positive for COVID-19.

Employees working at vaccine sites at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Scarborough Town Centre tested positive for coronavirus, the City said on Friday.

Toronto Public Health said measures have been taken to ensure the safety of clinic staff as well as those who had appointments to be vaccinated.

The staff member who tested positive was on-site at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from April 2 to April 5, while the employee who tested positive at the Scarborough Town Centre clinic was on-site from March 31 to April 2.

The City said the risk of infection to the general public who attended these clinics is “extremely low,” however, as a precaution, also said anyone who was at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre clinic between April 2 and 5 or the Scarborough Town Centre between March 31 and April 2 should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their visit.

News of the vaccine site employees testing positive comes on the same day Ontario reported 4,227 new COVID-19 infections and 18 new deaths, making it the province’s second-highest daily total ever.

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