Toronto Public Health (TPH) has ordered five workplaces across the city to partially close after multiple workers tested positive for COVID-19.
The health authority has partially closed Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), Canada Goose Inc., and The Vinyl Company Inc.
As well, two separate sites operated by the Ellis Don Corporation have been told to partially shut down.
A “partial closure” involves the mass dismissal of a shift or work area, rather than a full closure which mandates that an entire workplace must shut down.
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Closure notices were issued to the aforementioned workplaces between April 21 and 29 under a new Section 22 order that took effect on April 23. They will remain shut for 10 days.
The order, which has also been issued in Peel Region, allows the health unit to close a workplace when a “cluster” of five or more employees test positive for COVID-19 within a 14 day period and have “reasonably acquired” the infection at work.
On Monday, TPH ordered seven businesses in the city to partially close under the Section 22 order, and mandated that four fully shut down.
To date, the City of Toronto has reported 144,736 COVID-19 cases and 3,074 virus-related deaths.