Toronto coronavirus cases disclosed at malls and gyms this week

Sep 4 2020, 12:34 pm

As Toronto businesses and restaurants begin welcoming customers back into their locations, establishments are disclosing instances of employees having tested positive for COVID-19.

In the last few days, several Toronto malls, stores, and restaurants have announced positive COVID-19 cases in their premises.

We’re gathering this information so that you are aware of which locations in the city have seen recent cases and if there are any closures to be aware of.

Here are the updates on confirmed cases of coronavirus between August 31 to September 4:

GoodLife Fitness

  • Two employees at the same Mississauga Heartland Town Centre GoodLife have tested positive for COVID-19 on August 26 and August 29.
  • On September 2, GoodLife Fitness reported two unrelated positive COVID-19 cases at different locations, North York Yonge and Finch Club and North York Dufferin and Finch Club in Toronto. Both employees have not been at either club since their last shifts on August 28 and the other on August 26.

When it comes to cleaning procedures, GoodLife Fitness clubs close nightly from 2 am to 4 am for “a deep clean and sanitization using electrostatic disinfectant sprayers”, and also partakes in a 30-minute Club Reset that takes place after every hour throughout the day along with cleaning routines.

Yorkdale Mall

  • On August 28, it was reported that Footlocker Yorkdale shut down its store after an employee alerted management of the positive case on August 27.
  • On August 31, mall management was notified by JOEY restaurant that someone at their location tested positive for the virus.

As Yorkdale manages to maintain health and safety as the main priority during these times, Yorkdale has implemented hand sanitizer and handwashing stations throughout the mall, signage for traffic flow and physical distancing, as well as curbside pick up offers from participating retailers.

Sherway Gardens

  • On September 1, Cadillac Fairview confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at their JOEY restaurant location. This is the second case at one of the establishments in Toronto. The JOEY employee’s last shift was on August 24
  • The same day, The Keg reported a positive case among one of their staff members.

Markville Mall

  • On September 1, a positive COVID-19 case has been reported to the Markville Mall Winners in Markham, Ontario, by a shopper.

“The affected client acted quickly and responsibly by immediately contacting Cadillac Fairview and Public Health,” said a Cadillac Fairview spokesperson to Daily Hive.

The store remained open for business however a deep cleaning has been done.

As more and more COVID-19 cases are being found in a few Toronto malls and around the area, Toronto Public Health staff has announced that they will start looking into shopping malls and stores to ensure health requirements are being followed.

Toronto grocery stores and LCBO locations also disclose instances of employees having tested positive for COVID-19. That list can be found here.

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