UofT, City of Toronto among workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks –

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UofT, City of Toronto among workplaces with active COVID-19 outbreaks – fr


Toronto Public Health has updated its list of workplaces facing COVID-19 outbreaks in the city to include several large employers.

The University of Toronto, the City of Toronto and Crosslinx are among the 16 workplaces added to the list on May 27.

Workplaces have reported outbreaks of four, three and two cases, respectively, according to the Toronto COVID-19 Monitoring Dashboard.

Among the new reports, four cases have been linked to a car dealership, five cases are linked to a sugar factory and 12 have been confirmed at a media manufacturing company.

Three cases were reported in a Canadian Tire, but the outbreak was declared over, as was a second outbreak in Crosslinx that spread to two people.

There are currently 27 active workplace outbreaks across the city.

Outbreaks previously reported to TD Canada Trust and the Toronto Fire Department have been declared over.

The largest active outbreak in the city is at the Ontario Food Terminal. Fifty people have tested positive for the virus at the distribution center since April 5.

Toronto Public Health declares a COVID-19 outbreak in a workplace when there have been at least two laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus with an epidemiologic link within a 14-day period.

The link could be that those infected work in the same area during the same shift, or that no confirmed source of infection outside of the workplace is evident.

The list of workplace outbreaks is updated every Thursday. It includes the name of each workplace, the number of COVID-19 cases and the date the outbreak was declared.

To protect the privacy of employees and businesses, only workplaces with 20 or more employees are publicly named.

To date, the city of Toronto has reported 166,020 COVID-19 cases and 3,354 deaths.

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