Purolator confirms coronavirus outbreak at Toronto facility

Jul 22 2020, 3:32 pm

Purolator confirmed that a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a Toronto facility.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson said that a “number of COVID-19 cases” have been detected at their Ontario Hub facility for the Canadian courier service.

An outbreak is declared when more than two people in one setting have the virus.

“We have been working diligently with Toronto Public Health and we are confident we have contained the spread and our operations and packages are safe,” David Bauer told Daily Hive in a written statement.

“Our facility is following stringent protocols for personal protective equipment and we are maintaining rigorous sanitation and physical-distancing standards.”

Bauer also said that the company has implemented thorough health screening, contact tracing and on-site testing.

He noted that in regard to package handling, as confirmed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, coronaviruses have “poor survivability on surfaces.”

“The risk of spread from products shipped over a period of days or weeks, with changes in temperature and humidity, makes the likelihood of survivability on surfaces highly unlikely.”

Bauer added that there is no known risk of coronaviruses entering Canada on parcels or packages.

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