1 dead, 24 positive tests for coronavirus in a dairy facility in Vaughan: public health – Toronto


York Region public health workers say a total of 24 workers at a dairy plant in Vaughan have tested positive for the coronavirus and one of these workers has died.

According to a public health notice published on Friday, the people concerned work at Saputo Dairy Products Canada on Royal Group Crescent near highways 427 and 7.

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The notice indicates that six of the 24 people diagnosed with COVID-19, including the deceased, live in York Region.

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Officials said that close contacts of all those affected were contacted by public health personnel.

“All COVID-19 prevention precautions are in place, including [personal protective equipment] for staff, staff selection, hand sanitizer, physical remoteness throughout the warehouse, downsizing, updating disease policy and improved cleaning of high contact surfaces », Indicates the update.

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No food added for public health is produced in the building.

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Global News contacted Saputo Dairy Products Canada for comment Friday evening, but no response was received at the time of publication.

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