The public health unit said it has given instructions to staff at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 33 Carlson Ct., Who have tested positive and those who are considered close contacts. The hotel is close to Toronto Pearson International Airport. “The risk to the public remains low as this is a federally designated quarantine facility that is not open to the general public,” TPH said in a press release Tuesday.
TPH said the hotel will not be completely closed as it provides essential service.
If the public health unit orders a partial closure of the hotel, under section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, they will notify the public by marking the closure on the City’s COVID-19 Dashboard: Toronto case status under active outbreaks. tongue.
The Crowne Plaza is listed as one of the designated quarantine hotels for air travelers arriving to Canada via Toronto. It is managed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
The federal government is forcing anyone who visits the country to self-isolate in a hotel for three nights to help reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
Public health officials are working with the hotel to identify all cases and with PHAC to ensure infection prevention and control measures are in place. Staff are monitored and must undergo temperature checks at the start of their shift. Personal protective equipment is also provided to staff.
The public health unit said so and PHAC inspected the hotel on Monday.
“This inspection revealed that there was strong adherence to public health measures and opportunities for improving infection prevention and control were noted, including further reduction in dining room capacity, the display of additional panels and the centralization of personnel control, ”said TPH.
TPH added that the hotel had complied with its recommendations.
“Given that COVID-19 and the more transmissible variants of concern continue to circulate in the community, it is no surprise that there are cases of COVID-19 at this facility or any workplace in the city, ”TPH said.
Public health authorities in Toronto and neighboring Peel both issued orders on April 23 allowing them to partially or completely shut down any workplace that has had five or more cases of COVID-19 in a period of 14 days.