Toronto Public Health (TPH) says they are investigating a possible COVID-19 outbreak at one of the federally designated quarantine hotels.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 22 Carlson Court, in the area of Freeway 27 and Dixon Road, is under investigation, public health confirmed on Sunday.
“The Toronto Public Health Unit is aware of cases in people related to this workplace,” said Dr. Vinita Dubey, Assistant Medical Officer of Health. “We have assigned staff to initiate an investigation and work with the facility to identify all cases, and review and advise on all appropriate public health and infection prevention and control measures.
TPH did not say how many people could be infected with the new coronavirus or how the outbreak began.
People traveling to Canada on an international flight are expected to stay in a government-authorized hotel while awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test carried out shortly after landing. This rule has been in place since the end of February and was introduced as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Anyone who violates a rule in the Quarantine Act can face a fine of up to $ 3,000.
If you fail to comply with your mandatory quarantine or segregation requirements and cause death or serious bodily harm to another person, you could be subject to a fine of up to $ 1 million or up to to three years in prison – or both.