3 other children tested positive for coronavirus at the Toronto emergency daycare


Three other children and one other staff member tested positive for COVID-19 in an emergency day care center in Toronto, which now makes 7 children and 12 employees.

The City of Toronto confirmed the news of the epidemic at the Jesse Ketchum Early Learning and Child Care Center at Daily Hive on Thursday.

According to the City, 45 employees and 52 children must isolate themselves for 14 days from the day they recently attended the daycare between April 21 and 28, 2020.

“These people who have been asked to isolate themselves include those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and those who have been identified as their close contacts,” the city said.

In addition, any child and staff member who tests negative should continue to isolate themselves, as they may still develop symptoms and then be positive, until 14 days after their last exposure.

On Wednesday, the Toronto medical officer of health confirmed that four children and 11 staff members had tested positive for the virus, but that they “are all fine and recovering without incident at home.”

A daycare outbreak was first reported on April 29 when Toronto released a statement that three staff members had contracted the virus from two other staff members and two children while waiting for test results.

Later that day, it was confirmed that an eight-month-old child had contracted the coronavirus.

Toronto Child Services is currently working with Toronto Public Health to determine when Jesse Ketchum will be able to reopen.

“We cannot yet confirm the reopening date until testing is complete and we have received additional public health advice from Toronto to keep families and staff safe,” said the city.


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