Employee at Toronto Telus office tower identified as confirmed COVID-19 case

Mar 11 2020, 1:32 pm

An employee who works out of 25 York Street, a Telus tower downtown Toronto, has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

According to Telus spokesperson Steve Beisswanger, they have been advised by the landlord, Menkes, about an employee from another company who works on a non-Telus floor who has been diagnosed with coronavirus.

“This particular floor, adjacent floors, and all common areas including all elevators, reception, and lobby areas have been disinfected to the level of strict public health standards,” Beisswanger told Daily Hive.

“We continue to work with our medical advisory council, comprised of experienced medical doctors, public health experts, and infectious disease specialists to monitor the situation very closely to ensure that every precaution has been taken to keep our team members safe.”

Beisswanger said the spread of the virus is creating an evolving situation, and that Telus “will continue to leverage this, our medical advisory council, and other measures.”

On Tuesday, an entire floor at RBC’s Mississauga campus was said to be under self-isolation after a possible case of COVID-19.

As of March 11, Ontario has 41 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with five fully resolved cases.

Besides the number of recovered cases, the province has said that 465 cases are under investigation.

The latest patients include the male in his 50s from Sudbury, who attended a Toronto conference for two days last week. The male’s transmission is currently listed as “pending.”