14 employees test positive for coronavirus at GTA Home Depot

Jun 16 2020, 7:21 am

York Region Public Health (YRPH) says it is investigating after 14 employees at a Home Depot in Richmond Hill were confirmed to have COVID-19.

The Public Health Unit adds that the risk of transmission to the public is low.

The store, located at 50 Red Maple Drive (Hwy 7 and Yonge area), remains open at this time, according to Home Depot’s website.

“We conducted risk assessments on the activities of these individuals while at work and determined the risk of COVID-19 transmission to the general public is low,” said YRPH. “We are following up with the close contacts of these COVID-19 confirmed cases. In addition, we are conducting a follow-up inspection of the facility to review and reinforce infection prevention and control measures, physical distancing of employees and customers and reaffirming the importance of employees not working while ill.”

York Region Public Health says it has recommended to the employer that all employees get tested for coronavirus at an assessment centre.

If you shopped at this location between May 30 and June 9, and had interactions with employees that lasted for more than 10 minutes within two metres (six feet), YRPH says you should:

  1. Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after you last visited the location on the dates identified above.
  2. Seek testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at:

A full list of Toronto assessment centres can also be found here.

If you get tested, you are being asked to provide this number to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre: 2270-2020-390.

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