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Twelve employees of the recycling plant of the city of Edmonton were positive for COVID-19, which led the factory to close it indefinitely.
The director of the city acting, Adam Laughlin, said Friday that the city had been informed of the outbreak Thursday after having been informed for the first time a positive case on 9 June. detected, and the workers were sent home.
The plant of 64,000 square feet, where the recyclable materials collected are sorted by hand on a treadmill, belongs to the city but is managed by the contractor Suez Canada Waste Services since 2014. All workers tested positive are employed by Suez, Said Laughlin.
“There is no public exposure at this facility or public access,” he said. “Our thoughts and best wishes go with these employees and we wish them a speedy recovery.”
Initially, Laughlin announced that 10 workers had been tested positive, but the services of Alberta health (AHS) confirmed on Friday afternoon that 12 workers had contracted the virus between 5 and 9 June. .