Six employees working at three separate stores in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market have tested positive for COVID-19.
The City of Toronto said in a news release that it was made aware of the infections this week. The sick employees last worked at the market on December 19, 21, and 24.
Toronto Public Health has conducted contact tracing, and all their close contacts have already been notified.
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The City revealed that one employee lives with someone who tested positive. Two other employees work together and one of them commutes to work with a fourth employee who also tested positive. A fifth employee had a family member test positive, and that person commuted to work with the sixth employee who got infected.
“The risk to the general public is low, as the interactions with employees with infections would have been brief (lasting 1-2 minutes), while employees and patrons were wearing masks and maintaining physical distance as much as possible,” the City said.