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REPORT: COVID-19 Outbreaks in Non-Health Care Industries – Data Updated to July 14

Posted: July 23, 2020

(July 23, 2020)

A printable version of the full report can be found here.

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Introduction & Summary

As most of Ontario enters Stage 3 of reopening, excluding the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe, there continue to be significant numbers of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in non-health care of industries. This report tracks the outbreaks in non-health care industries from June 30 to July 14, 2020. In a separate report available on our website we have tracked outbreaks in health care settings.

Due to the lack of required public reporting regarding workplace outbreaks, it is difficult to track, monitor and find the information naming the workplaces that have outbreaks. This, despite the fact that the Ontario government has reported publicly on long-term care homes, retirement homes and hospitals with outbreaks. Transparent reporting should be provided to Ontarians about the spread of COVID-19. Currently, we found only three public health units that are reporting workplace clusters or outbreaks.  For example, York Public Health has reported 87 workplace clusters with 4 deaths resulting from those clusters.[1] No other details have been provided and we have only been able to find details for a fraction of those clusters. Some retail businesses, including Metro and Loblaws have reported outbreaks publicly while others are not reporting them openly.

Public Health Ontario has recorded 113 active outbreaks as of July 11, 2020 in non- health industries with a cumulative total of 271 outbreaks since the start of the pandemic.[2]  The specifics of these outbreaks are underreported by local Public Health Units and the business details have been largely shielded from public scrutiny. This report lists all of the outbreaks we have been able to find in workplaces that are not health care settings. In our research we have found significant increases in COVID-19 transmission in public services (TTC, Parks & Recreation, LCBO), manufacturing, shelters, retail and agriculture sectors. In the last two weeks, shelters, agriculture and retail are showing the most serious new spread of COVID-19 that we have found and we must note that we have found only about 1/3 of the currently active workplace outbreaks that are reported in total by Public Health Ontario.

  • In the agriculture sector, COVID-19 infections continue to rise significantly. There are new outbreaks and a number of existing outbreaks that have seen a steep increase in the numbers of those who have contracted the virus. In Windsor-Essex the Public Health Unit reports that there has been an increase in COVID-19 in agriculture alone of 150 workers since June 29. In one facility in Chatham-Kent there 63 more workers that have contracted COVID-19 in the last month. In total we have found more than 1,244 workers infected in the agriculture sector and three deaths. This does not include food processing, which we have reported separately. It too has seen some large outbreaks though we did not find new outbreaks in the last two weeks.
  • There have been more than 50 outbreaks in retail stores that we have found, including at least 9 new outbreaks in the last two weeks.
  • There continue to be new outbreaks in homeless shelters including some shelters that had resolved outbreaks now seeing new cases emerge. This sector shows the second highest number of cases in industries outside of health care with 634 positive cases and 4 deaths that we have found.
  • There are two new outbreaks in developmental services which remain small at this point.
  • We have found new reports exposing outbreaks in public services (including TTC and transit, Parks & Recreation, Canada Post and LCBO stores) and in manufacturing. Some of these reports are not clear as to when the cases have occurred.

We are saddened to report that there have been at least 13 deaths as a result of outbreaks in the industries covered in this report. This number is undoubtedly low because reporting is so poor. To date, we have found:

  • Four deaths in York region resulting from workplace clusters. (no details provided)
  • Three deaths of residents in Toronto homeless shelters and one visitor.
  • Three deaths among migrant farm workers.
  • One death in the mining industry.
  • One death in food processing.

As reports that at least 26 flights have arrived in Canada with COVID-19 positive passengers in the last two weeks[3], and as the numbers of people infected in Ontario have started to rise again, it is more important than ever that transparent reporting is implemented in order to minimize or prevent a second wave of the virus.

 

COVID-19 Outbreaks in Non-Health Care Industries updated to July 14, 2020
Industry Revised Cases

June 29

Regions/Towns Impacted Total Cases July 14
Agriculture 974   1,244
  Niagara  
  Haldimand Norfolk  
  Simcoe-Muskoka  
  London  
  Windsor-Essex  
  Chatham Kent  
  Vaughan  
Food Processing 154   155
  Waterloo  
  Burford  
  York  
  Kitchener  
  Brampton  
Social Services 205   205
(Immigration and Women’s Shelters)   Toronto  
  Ottawa  
Homeless Shelters 607   634
  Toronto  
  York  
Childcare Centres 17   17
  York  
  Toronto  
  Niagara  
Developmental Services 349   352
  Ottawa  
  York  
  Toronto  
  Eastern Ontario  
  Hamilton  
  Niagara  
  Waterloo  
Corrections and Law Enforcement 95   95
  Elgin-Middlesex  
  Brampton  
  Toronto  
  Iroquois Falls  
  Hamilton  
  Kingston  
Retail 139   161
  Greater Toronto Area  
  Durham  
  Peel  
  York  
  Keswick  
  Alliston  
  Bradford  
  Brantford  
  Hamilton  
  Bolton  
  Kingston  
  London  
  Burford  
Manufacturing & Mining 24   44
  Waterloo  
  Hamilton  
  Northern Ontario  
  First Nations  
Public Services 15   76
(Parks, Transit, Canada Post and LCBO)   Toronto  
  Peel  
  Burford  
Construction 5   4
  Toronto  
  Kingston  
Total 2,569 2,997

 

Agriculture

Deaths of Three Migrant Workers:

  1. On May 30, Bonifacio Eugenio-Romero, a 31-year old migrant worker from central Mexico, became the first foreign agricultural worker to die in Ontario from COVID-19. Eugenio-Romero had been in the country since early April and worked for Woodside Greenhouses Inc. in Kingsville, Ontario.
  2. On June 5, a second worker, 24-year-old Rogelio Muñoz Santos, who also worked on a farm in Windsor-Essex, died.
  3. Fifty-five year old Juan Chaparro had been coming to Canada to work since 2010 and was employed at Norfolk County’s Scotlynn Group farm, where there has been a cluster outbreak of COVID-19. He is the third migrant worker to die this month after contracting the coronavirus. The two others died in the Windsor area.[4]

 

List of Outbreaks in Agriculture

London/St Thomas:

London-Ontario Plants Propagation facility: May 29 2020

Eight migrant workers at the Ontario Plants Propagation facility outside of St. Thomas have tested positive for COVID-19. The workers live in London but travel to the operation at 38024 John Wise Line.[5]

London-Ontario Plants Propagation facility: July 8 2020

Twenty migrant workers at the Ontario Plants Propagation facility outside of St. Thomas have tested positive for COVID-19.  Two agriculture workers have also tested positive for COVID-19. The workers live in London but travel to the operation at 38024 John Wise Line.[6]

Haldimand Norfolk:

Haldimand Norfolk-Scotlynn Group: June 25 2020

Approximately 220 migrant farm workers live in residences on the farm. Approximately 200 people have tested positive. Two workers are currently hospitalized.[7]

Windsor Essex and Niagara:

June 9 2020

It is estimated that there have been 400 agriculture and food workers who have tested positive in the Windsor, Essex and Niagara region.  There have also been two Mexican migrant workers who have passed away from COVID-19 and 2 more who are currently in Intensive Care.  The Windsor Essex Public Health Unit reported 43 new cases on June 9th 2020, which was the highest spike since the disease peaked in mid-April.  There have also been 34 more COVID-19 cases in the town of Leamington which hosts over 8,000 migrant workers, who live in communal housing and work together closely without proper access to PPE. There have been 17 farms with COVID-19 outbreaks, but the Public Health Units are not releasing their names.  The worst outbreaks have been at Greenhill Produce in Kentbridge, Scotlynn Group in Norfolk County and Ontario Plants Propagation of St Thomas.[8]

Niagara:

Pioneer Flower Farms: June 4 2020

St. Catharines greenhouse, Pioneer Flower Farms, has become the site of the single largest jump in local COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit Niagara in March. 60 workers have been placed in isolation of which 40 have tested positive.[9]

Pioneer Flower Farms: July 10 2020

Pioneer Flower Farms had at least 65 workers test positive for COVID-19, increasing by 5 since the early reports of the outbreak in June.  [10]

Windsor Essex

June 29 2020

The health unit says a total of 674 agri-farm workers have tested positive for the virus in the region.

Six workplaces in the agriculture sector are in outbreak status – four in Leamington and two In Kingsville. [11] Naturefresh in Leamington has had 191 cases of COVID-19 in their agriculture migrant workforce over this weekend. [12]

July 14 2020

The health unit says a total of 824 agri-farm workers have tested positive for the virus in the region (an increase of 150 since June 29). [13]

Leamington & Kingsville Agricultural Facilities: July 7 2020

The COVID-19 outbreaks at two agricultural facilities in Leamington and two agricultural facilities in Kingsville continue.[14]

Chatham Kent

Greenhill Produce: June 15 2020

An outbreak was investigated at the end of April with 40 agricultural workers testing positive for COVID-19 at Greenhill Produce. [15]

Greenhill Produce: July 2 2020

The outbreak at Greenhill Produce has grown to 103 cases in their workers but has now been resolved.  [16]

Simcoe-Muskoka:

Two Unidentified Farms: June 17 2020

Two outbreaks have been declared in Simcoe County with one farm having 9 cases in their workers and the other farm having 3 workers test positive for COVID-19. [17]

Vaughan:

Ravine Mushroom Farm: July 6 2020

There have been 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among agricultural workers at the Ravine Mushroom Farm in Vaughan. [18]

 

Food Processing – List of Outbreaks

Brampton:

Maple Lodge Farms: May 7 2020

Maple Lodge Farms in Brampton have had 25 workers test positive for COVID-19 and one worker has passed away from the virus.  Maple Lodge Farms is being criticized for failing to report their first positive case for over three weeks. [19] As of June 8 2020 Maple Lodge Farms has reported that they have not had a new case of COVID-19 in their facilities for three weeks. [20]

Kitchener:

Conestoga Meat: May 22 2020 

Conestoga Meat in Kitchener had to close production for a time in order to contain their COVID-19 outbreak.  To date they have had 91 workers at their Breslau plant test positive for COVID-19, however 71 of those cases are now resolved. [21]

York Region:

Saputo Dairy Products: May 19 2020

As of May 19 2020 there had been 50 cases of COVID-19 from workplace exposures in York Region.  The largest being an outbreak at Saputo Dairy Products where 24 workers tested positive for COVID-19 and one worker passed away from the virus.  The other locations have not been disclosed by the public health unit. There have been 31 workers test positive in Vaughan with one worker ending up in the ICU, 9 workers test positive in Markham with two workers hospitalized and one in the ICU, 3 workers test positive in Newmarket with one death and two currently self-isolating, 3 workers test positive in Richmond Hill with one ending up in the ICU, 2 testing positive in Aurora and 2 in Whitchurch-Stouffville. [22]

Waterloo:

Food Processing Plant: June 2 2020

An outbreak is ongoing at a food processing plant in Waterloo with 14 workers testing positive for COVID-19. Waterloo Public Health has not released any more information about the facility. [23]

Food Processing Plant: July 14 2020

Two undisclosed outbreaks in Waterloo have been declared resolved with a total of 112 cases.  [24]

Burford- Ferrero Plant: July 14 2020

One staff member at the Ferrero Plant has tested positive for COVID-19. [25]

 

Social Services– List of Outbreaks

Toronto:

Willowdale Welcome Centre: May 24 2020

Willowdale Welcome Centre is a Refugee Support Centre in Toronto which housed roughly 200 refugees seeking a better life in Canada.  To date over 24 workers at Willowdale Welcome Centre have tested positive for COVID-19 and 180 clients at the welcome centre have also tested positive. [26]

Ottawa:

Association Pour L’Integration Sociale D’Ottawa: May 4 2020

Ottawa Public Health reported that Association Pour L’Integration Sociale D’Ottawa, a non-profit institution, declared an outbreak on April 24 and has 1 case in a staff member. The outbreak has now been resolved[27]

 

Homeless Shelters– List of Outbreaks

Toronto:

Homeless Shelters: June 12 2020

The Toronto Public Health unit has reported a total of 601 cases of COVID-19 in homeless shelters and respite centres. There have also been 3 deaths reported from these outbreaks with another death being reported as someone who was not a resident but visited services at a home with an outbreak. [28] The following homes have current outbreaks.

  • Birkdale/Costi Hotel Program- 25 residents have tested positive
  • Fred Victor Respite- 2 residents have tested positive
  • Homes First Society- 30 residents have tested positive
  • Mary’s Home Emergency Shelter- 6 residents have tested positive
  • Maxwell Meihen Centre- 48 residents have tested positive and one is currently hospitalized
  • Robertson House- 10 residents have tested positive
  • Warden Woods Community- 4 residents have tested positive[29]

Homeless Shelters: July 13, 2020

The Toronto Public Health unit has reported a total of 628 cases of COVID-19 in homeless shelters and respite centres an increase of 27 cases. There have been new outbreaks declared at Seaton House and Scott Mission which had previously been cleared of outbreaks. St. Felix is also currently under an outbreak with an undisclosed amount of cases. [30]

York Region:

Homeless Shelter: June 17 2020

Blue Door Shelter has had an outbreak with 1 staff member and one resident testing positive for COVID-19. [31]

Ottawa Region:

Shepherds of Good Hope: June 5 2020

An outbreak was declared at the homeless shelter resulting in 4 residents testing positive for COVID-19.  The outbreak has now been declared resolved. [32]

 

Childcare Centres– List of Outbreaks

York Region:

Day Care Centre: June 17 2020

An outbreak has been declared at All About Kids, a daycare centre, where one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. [33]

Niagara Region:

Fort Erie Regional Child Care Centre May 20 2020

Fort Erie Regional Child Care Centre was closed Tuesday as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak. The centre is one of several facilities made available for daycare for children of essential workers during the outbreak. [34]

Toronto:

Jesse Ketchum Early Learning and Child Care Centre: May 6 2020

At the Jesse Ketchum Early Learning and Child Care Centre, Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city’s medical officer of health, said a total of 11 staff members and 4 children have contracted the virus. [35]

 

Developmental Services– List of Outbreaks

York Region:

Developmental Services: June 17 2020

There have been a number of outbreaks in developmental services.

  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services- Doane: 1 staff member tested positive
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services- Pefferlaw: 2 patients and 10 staff members tested positive
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services- Queensville: 2 staff members tested positive
  • L’arche Daybreak Group Home: 1 resident and 1 staff member tested positive
  • Meta Centre: 7 residents and 5 staff members tested positive
  • New Leaf- The Elms: 3 staff members have tested positive
  • New Leaf- The Pines: (2 outbreaks) 5 residents and 5 staff members tested positive
  • New Leaf- Farm House: 12 residents and 15 staff members tested positive
  • New Leaf- Sycamore: 4 residents and 8 staff members tested positive
  • Participation House: 40 residents and 57 staff members tested positive
  • Participation House- Farintosh: (2 outbreaks) 2 residents and 6 staff members tested positive
  • Reena Home- Crestwood: 4 residents and 22 staff members tested positive
  • Reena Home- Kerrybrook: 1 resident and 17 staff members tested positive
  • Reena Home- Lebovic Campus: 3 residents and 7 staff members tested positive
  • Reena Rockview: 2 staff members tested positive [36]
  • Viva Community Living- Carrington: 4 residents and 6 staff tested members tested positive
  • Viva Community Living- Dufferin: 2 residents and 9 staff members tested positive
  • Viva Community Living- Matthewson: 3 residents and 12 staff members tested positive
  • Viva Community Living- Simmons: 3 staff members tested positive

 

Community Living York South: April 30 2020

An outbreak was declared at Community Living York south with one staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  The outbreak has now been declared resolved.  [37]

Halsey Memorial Lodge: April 16 2020

The Regional Municipality of York reported that Halsey Memorial Lodge, an adult care facility for people with mental health disabilities in Georgina, declared an outbreak with one case confirmed in a resident. [38]

Toronto Region:

Access Independent Living Services: May 7 2020

An outbreak was declared at Access Independent Living with 6 staff members three clients had tested positive for COVID-19.  One staff member later died from the virus. [39]

Niagara:

Bethesda Community Services Inc.: May 5 2020

An outbreak has been declared in Bethesda Community Services, a home for developmentally delayed adults with one staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  The outbreak has now been resolved.[40]

Eastern Ontario:

Milieux de vie a L’Érablière: April 23 2020

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported that the outbreak at Milieux de vie a L’Érablière had ended after two residents had tested positive for COVID-19. [41]

Ottawa Region:

Settler’s Ridge: April 9 2020

An outbreak was declared at Settler’s Ridge, a home for developmentally delayed adults with one staff member testing positive for COVID-19, the outbreak has since been declared resolved.[42]

Bairn Croft and Welcome House: July 14, 2020

There have been outbreaks at Bairn Croft Residential Services with one staff member testing positive for COVID-19, as well as Welcome House, with two staff members testing positive. [43]

Hamilton:

Wesley Supportive Housing: May 5 2020

An outbreak at Wesley Supportive Housing has been declared with four patients and four staff members testing positive for COVID-19. The outbreak at Wesley Supportive Housing has now been declared over. [44]

Waterloo Region:

Unknown Congregate setting: June 25 2020

There have been 3 outbreaks in Waterloo Region in congregate setting but now all of the three are over. The three outbreaks involve 18 residents and 19 staff. Congregate setting data is aggregated to protect the privacy of individuals, as many facilities have a small number of residents and staff. [45]

Sunnyside Supportive Housing setting: June 18, 2020

On June 18th, one resident at Sunnyside Home tested positive for COVID-19. This resulted in an outbreak being declared.  This resident has since been re-tested twice and has received two negative results.[46]

 

Corrections and Law Enforcement– List of Outbreaks

Elgin Middlesex:

Detention Centre: June 11 2020

An inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 in the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre. [47]

Brampton:

Ontario Correction Institute: April 20 2020

Ontario Correction Institute has had 8 staff members and 60 inmates test positive for COVID-19. The correctional facility houses around 120 inmates, which means half of the population was infected.  The inmates were then transferred and put in isolation.[48]

Toronto:

Toronto South Detention Centre: April 9 2020

There have been three inmates and 1 staff member who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Toronto South Detention Centre. [49]

Toronto Police Department: April 9 2020

Toronto Police Department has reported that there have been 11 cases of COVID-19 in their police force. [50]

Iroquois Falls:

Monteith Detention Centre: April 9 2020

One inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Monteith Detention Centre. [51]

Hamilton:

Hamilton Detention Centre and Barton Jail: April 24

One inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 at Barton Jail and 6 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at Wentworth- Hamilton Detention Centre. [52]

Kingston:

Joyceville and Bath Corrections: June 26 2020

A corrections officer at Bath Corrections centre has tested positive for COVID-19.  A nurse and a corrections manager at Joyceville Minimum Security and Assessment centre have also tested positive.[53]

 

Retail– List of Outbreaks

Greater Toronto Area:

Grocery Stores: June 17 2020

Metro Grocery Stores have been reporting outbreaks in their retail stores and distribution centres in the GTA.  They have thirty cases of COVID-19 in their stores across the Greater Toronto Area.

  • Vickers Distribution Centre- Etobicoke: 5 staff members tested positive
  • West Mall Distribution Centre- Etobicoke: 9 staff members tested positive
  • Metro Derry Road- Mississauga: 1 staff member tested positive
  • Metro Cloverdale- Etobicoke: 1 staff member tested positive
  • Metro Aurora- Aurora: 1 staff member tested positive
  • Food Basic- North York: 1 staff member tested positive
  • Metro Parkway Mall- Scarborough: 8 staff members tested positive
  • Food Basics Ellesmere- Scarborough: 1 staff member tested positive
  • Metro Trinity Commons- Brampton: 1 staff member tested positive
  • Metro Queen West- Toronto: 1 staff member tested positive
  • Marche Adonis- Mississauga: 1 staff member tested positive [54]
  • Loblaws has also been tracking COVID-19 outbreaks in their stores and have reported two cases at FreshCo locations in Toronto at the Jane St location and the Dupont St location.[55]

Richmond Hill- Home Depot: June 16 2020

Home Depot in Richmond Hill has confirmed that 14 of their staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. [56]

Oshawa- Metro Outbreak: April 21 2020

Oshawa has had one staff member at a Metro store test positive for COVID-19.  [57]

Oshawa- Costco Outbreak: May 9 2020

Costco in Oshawa (Hwy. 7 and Weston Road) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [58]

Vaughan- Costco Outbreak: April 28 2020

Costco in Vaughan has had 7 staff members test positive for COVID-19. [59]

Vaughan- Walmart Outbreak: May 26 2020

Walmart in Vaughan (8300 Hwy 27) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [60]

Vaughan- Walmart Outbreak: May 26 2020

Walmart in Vaughan (101 Edgely Blvd) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [61]

Vaughan- Longos: April 11 2020

York Region Public Health said they were notified on April 5 that employees at two Longo’s stores in Vaughan had tested positive for the virus. [62]

Vaughan-Loblaws: July 7 2020

One worker tested positive for COVID-19 in Vaughan. [63]

Vaughan- Body Barre Gym: March 30 2020

There have been 8 cases of COVID-19 at the Body Barre Gym in Vaughan. [64]

Aurora- Walmart Outbreak: May 26 2020

An unspecified Walmart in Aurora has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [65]

Thornhill- Walmart Outbreak: May 26 2020

An unspecified Walmart in Thornhill has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [66]

Mississauga- Walmart Outbreak: May 15 2020

Walmart in Mississauga (Heartland Town Centre, 800 Matheson Blvd) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [67]

Mississauga- RBC: March 10 2020

Dozens of workers at Royal Bank of Canada’s office in Mississauga were in self-isolation at home after an employee there tested positive for COVID-19, while a downtown Toronto office of accounting firm BDO shut down for disinfection for the same reason. [68]

Markham- Costco Outbreak: June 1 2020

Costco in Markham (Kirkham Dr) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [69]

Toronto- Loblaws: May 11 2020

The popular Seaton Village supermarket had to shut its doors more than once in recent weeks to sanitize after 18 employees became infected with the virus — including on April 17, April 29 and May 2. [70]

Etobicoke- Shopper’s Drug Mart: April 3 2020

There has been an outbreak declared at Humbertown Shopping Centre in Etobicoke with one staff testing positive for COVID-19. [71]

Etobicoke- Loblaws: June 17 2020

There have been three more staff members working at Loblaws locations in Etobicoke who have tested positive for COVID-19. [72]

Peel- Metro: July 14 2020

There have been 9 more Metro Staff members test positive for COVID-19 all in the Peel Area at various locations since our last update. [73]

Waterloo:

Retail Outbreak: June 18 2020

Three workers at a retail location in waterloo have test positive for COVID-19.  The Waterloo Public Health has not disclosed the details about the facility. [74]

Keswick:

Walmart Outbreak: June 20 2020

Walmart in Keswick (near Woodine and Glenwoods Aves) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [75]

Alliston:

Walmart Outbreak April 15 2020

Walmart supercentre in Alliston has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [76]

Barrie South:

Walmart Outbreak April 15 2020

Walmart supercentre in Barrie South has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [77]

Bradford:

Walmart Outbreak: May 26 2020

An unspecified Walmart in Thornhill has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [78]

Hamilton:

Walmart Outbreak: June 5 2020

Walmart in Hamilton (Ancaster, 1051 Garner Rd) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19.[79]

Lowe’s Outbreak: June 5 2020

Lowe’s in Hamilton (Barton Street) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [80]

FreshCo Outbreak: June 5 2020

FreshCo in Hamilton (Upper Gage Avenue) has had 1 staff member test positive for COVID-19. [81]

Bolton:

Walmart Outbreak: June 5 2020

Walmart supercentre in Bolton has had 2 staff members test positive for COVID-19. [82]

Kingston:

Nail Salon: June 29 2020

There have been 25 cases of COVID-19 in an outbreak declared at a Nail Salon in Kingston, Ontario.  6 staff members and 6 clients and 13 of their community contacts were infected. [83]

Restaurant (The Rustic Spud): July 2 2020

Employees tested positive for COVID-19 in a downtown Kingston restaurant (outbreak linked to Binh’s Nail Salon).[84]

Golf Club (Amherstview Golf Club): July 2 2020

Employees tested positive for COVID-19 at Amherstview Golf Club in Kingston (outbreak linked to Binh’s Nail Salon).[85]

London:

Shoppers Drug Mart: April 10, 2020

Shoppers Drug Mart worker tests positive in northwest London, Ont. [86]

Lowes: April 5, 2020

London, Ont. Lowe’s employee contracts coronavirus. [87]

Brantford:

Walmart: July 10 2020

One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 at Walmart in Brantford. [88]

Lowes: July 14 2020

Two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Lowes in Brantford. [89]

Windsor:

Real Canadian Superstore: July 6 2020

A second employee was infected after the company’s initial case at 2430 Dougall Ave.[90]

Loblaws: July 4 2020

  • Windsor: July 4 2020- 1 worker tested positive for COVID-19 at the 4371 Walker Rd. outlet location.[91]
  • Windsor: July 5 2020- 1 worker tested positive for COVID-19.

 

Manufacturing

Waterloo:

Manufacturing Industrial Plant: June 2 2020

An undisclosed manufacturing plant in Waterloo has had 5 workers test positive for COVID-19. Public health has not disclosed any more information about the facility. [92]

Manufacturing Industrial Plant: July 14 2020

One more case has been reported in the outbreak in Waterloo. [93]

Hamilton:

Mondelez Canada: May 5, 2020

Mondelez Canada has shut down its Hamilton factory after four workers tested positive for COVID-19. The company says they will continue to pay the 350 employees impacted by the temporary shutdown. [94]

Northern Ontario:

Lac des Iles palladium mine (Impala Canada): April 28 2020

The Lac des Iles palladium mine (Impala Canada) in Northern Ontario continued to operate when mining was classified an essential service, and even after an outbreak was reported. Now, the mine has at least 25 workers infected, and 1 worker has died. [95]

Remote First Nation Communities: June 2020

A new report by an international coalition of non-profit groups have sharply criticized the mining industry for spreading the coronavirus into remote communities, both in Canada and abroad. With regards to the Impala Canada case, the nearby Indigenous community, Gull Bay First Nation, is reporting at least 8 people infected in connection with the mine outbreak. [96]

Windsor Essex:

Manufacturing Plant: July 6 2020

An outbreak was reported at a Leamington manufacturing plant.[97]

 

Public Services

Brampton:

Transit: March 28 2020

There have been two Brampton transit operators who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus as of March 28 2020. [98]

Mississauga:

Canada Post: April 2 2020

There has been one staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19 at a Canada Post Facility in Mississauga. [99]

GTA:

Metrolinx: April 1 2020

There have been two employees at Metrolinx who have tested positive for COVID-19. [100]

Toronto LCBO: March 31 2020

There have been two LCBO staff members test positive for COVID-19 in Toronto. [101]

Toronto TTC: July 1 2020

As of July 1, 2020, a total of 67 TTC employees, out of a staff of 16,000, have tested positive for COVID-19. [102]

Toronto Parks and Recreation: July 14 2020

Two City of Toronto workers in the Parks, Forestry & Recreation department have tested positive for COVID-19. [103]

Ontario:

LCBO: June 29 2020

There have been 10 LCBO staff members test positive for COVID-19 across Ontario. [104]

Burford:

LCBO: July 14 2020

One staff member at the LCBO in Burford has tested positive for COVID-19. [105]

 

Construction

Toronto:

Eglinton Crosstown: March 25 2020

The construction company building the Eglinton Crosstown LRT across Toronto is reporting three workers who have been diagnosed with — or are considered presumptive cases of, COVID-19. [106]

Equinix: March 29 2020

One contruction worker working on Bathurst St has tested positive for COVID-19. [107]

Kingston:

Rankin Construction: June 25 2020

1 worker tested positive for COVID-19.[108]

 

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[4] Michelle Ruby. Mass to be held Sunday for migrant worker who died of COVID-19. The Brampton Expositor. June 25 2020

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[5] Matt Thompson. Covid-19 outbreak among Ontario Plants Propagation migrant workers. CBC May 29 2020

https://london.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-outbreak-among-ontario-plants-propagation-migrant-workers-1.4960657

[6] Colgran, Greg. Top doc in Woodstock, St. Thomas area issues order to protect migrant farm workers. CBC July 8 2020

https://london.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-outbreak-among-ontario-plants-propagation-migrant-workers-1.4960657

[7] Update on outbreak at farm. Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit. June 25 2020 https://hnhu.org/update-on-outbreak-at-farm/

[8] Ferguson, Rob. Spike in COVID-19 cases among migrant workers in southwestern Ontario. The Star. June 9 2020 https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2020/06/09/spike-in-covid-19-cases-among-migrant-workers-in-southwestern-ontario.html

[9] Drevfjall, Ludvig. A total of 60 cases of COVID-19 now found at local flower farm. Thoroldnews.com. June 4 2020. https://www.thoroldnews.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/a-total-of-60-cases-of-covid-19-now-found-at-local-flower-farm-2410095

[10] LaFleche Grant. Niagara public health reports first COVID-19 death in over a month. The Standard. July 10 2020. https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news/niagara-region/2020/07/10/niagara-public-health-reports-first-covid-19-death-in-over-a-month.html

[11] Borrelli, Melanie. 87 new COVID-19 cases reported in Windsor-Essex agri-farm sector, 1 in community.

CTV Windsor.  June 29 2020. https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/87-new-covid-19-cases-reported-in-windsor-essex-agri-farm-sector-1-in-community-1.5004029

[12] Windsor-Essex greenhouse shut down after COVID-19 outbreak

CBC.  July 2 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/sources-confirm-nature-fresh-leamington-essex-county-farm-under-section-22-order-1.5635117

[13] CBC Windsor July 14 COVID-19 update: 14 new cases reported today. CBC.  July 14 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/covid19-windsor-essex-july14-1.5648666

[14] Borrelli, Melanie. Leamington and Kingsville to join rest of Ontario in Stage 2 of reopening. CTV News. July 7 2020 https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/leamington-and-kingsville-to-join-rest-of-ontario-in-stage-2-of-reopening-1.5012597

[15]COVID-19 update: Windsor-Essex does not enter Stage 2 of reopening. CBC. June 15 2020 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/covid19-windsor-essex-june15-1.5612185

[16]Malone, Mark. Colby almost shut down Kent Bridge greenhouse operation during COVID-19 outbreak.

Chatham Daily News. July 2 2020 https://www.chathamdailynews.ca/news/local-news/colby-almost-shut-down-greenhill-produce-during-outbreak

[17] Engel, Erika. First COVID-19 ‘outbreaks’ reported at two local farms today. Orillia Matters. June 17 2020

https://www.orilliamatters.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/first-covid-19-outbreaks-reported-at-two-local-farms-today-2440078

[18]Rocco, Ryan. Coronavirus: 30 cases confirmed among workers at Vaughan mushroom farm.

Global News. July 6 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/7145069/coronavirus-vaughan-mushroom-farm-outbreak/

[19]Russell, Andrew. 1 worker dead, 25 COVID-19 cases reported at Maple Lodge Farms poultry plant in Ontario.

Global News. May 7 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/6917614/maple-lodge-farms-covid-19/

[20] An update from Maple Lodge Farms’ regarding the ongoing COVID -19 Pandemic.

Maple Lodge Farms. June 8 2020 https://maplelodgefarms.com/covid19-update/

[21] Anderson, Erin. Majority of COVID-19 cases at Conestoga Meats resolved: Public Health.

Kitchener Today. May 22 2020 https://www.kitchenertoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/majority-of-covid-19-cases-at-conestoga-meats-resolved-public-health-2369943

[22] Kelly, Deborah. York Region COVID-19 outbreaks ‘under control’, but workplace cases rising.

Newmarket Today. May 19 2020 https://www.newmarkettoday.ca/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/york-region-covid-19-outbreaks-under-control-but-workplace-cases-spiking-2362737

[23] Nielsen, Kevin. 17 new coronavirus cases in Waterloo Region as total cases rise to 1,130.

Global News. June 2 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/7016005/coronavirus-cases-waterloo-june-2-covid19/

[24] Waterloo COVID-19 Update. Waterloo Public Health. July. 14 2020 https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/positive-cases-in-waterloo-region.aspx

[25] Gamble, Susan. Active COVID-19 cases in area now at 13. Brantford Expositor July 15 2020 https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/news/local-news/active-covid-19-cases-in-area-now-at-13

[26] Kopun, Francine. How a haven for refugees became home to the worst COVID-19 outbreak in Toronto’s shelter system. The Star. May 24 2020 https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/05/24/how-a-haven-for-refugees-became-home-to-the-worst-covid-19-outbreak-in-torontos-shelter-system.html

[27] Ottawa Public Health. April 29 2020. https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/reports-research-and-statistics/resources/Documents/covid-19/29-Apr/outbreak_tables_2020-04-29_en.pdf

[28] According to Cathy Crowe (RN) in her COVID-19 Update on Facebook. June 15 2020

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[34] Law, John. COVID-19 outbreak closes Fort Erie daycare. St. Catharines Standard. May 20 2020. https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/9992195-covid-19-outbreak-closes-fort-erie-daycare/

[35] Aguilar, Bryan. Three more children and five additional workers at Toronto daycare test positive for COVID-19. Toronto CTV News. May 6 2020. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/three-more-children-and-five-additional-workers-at-toronto-daycare-test-positive-for-covid-19-1.4927883

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[39] Aguilar, Bryan. Fifth Ontario personal support worker dies after contracting COVID-19. Toronto CTV News. May 7 2020. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/fifth-ontario-personal-support-worker-dies-after-contracting-covid-19-1.4930176

[40] Knox, Shelby. Two Covid-19 Outbreaks End at Niagara Facilities. IHeartRadio. May 5 2020. https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/two-covid-19-outbreaks-end-at-niagara-facilities-1.12327470

[41] Eastern Ontario Health Unit. May 21 2020. https://eohu.ca/en/my-community/current-outbreaks

[42] Ottawa Public Health. April 15 2020. https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/professionals-and-partners/outbreak-reports-in-ottawa-healthcare-institutions.aspx

[43] Sunnyside Supportive Housing setting. Ottawa Public Health. July 14, 2020 https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/sunnyside-supportive-housing.aspx?_mid_=25575

[44] Mitchell, Don. Hamilton has 460 COVID-19 cases, outbreak at Wesley Supportive Housing over. Global News. May 5 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/6907734/hamilton-coronavirus-update-may-5/

[45] Waterloo Region COVID-19 Summary. Region of Waterloo. June 25, 2020.  https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/positive-cases-in-waterloo-region.aspx

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[47] Ismail, Reta. Confirmed case of COVID-19 among inmates at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre.

CTV News. June 11 2020. https://london.ctvnews.ca/confirmed-case-of-covid-19-among-inmates-at-elgin-middlesex-detention-centre-1.4980088

[48] Hasham, Alyshah. Eight staff, 60 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Brampton jail. Inmates transferred to Toronto South Detention Centre. The Star. April 20 2020. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/04/20/68-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-outbreak-at-brampton-jail-inmates-being-transferred-to-toronto-south-detention-centre.html

[49] More than 2,000 inmates released, 6 COVID-19 cases confirmed inside Ontario jails. CBC News. April 9 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-jails-coronavirus-1.5527677

[50]Gillis, Wendy. Eleven Toronto police employees have tested positive for coronavirus

Toronto.com. April 9 2020 https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9938483-eleven-toronto-police-employees-have-tested-positive-for-coronavirus/

[51] More than 2,000 inmates released, 6 COVID-19 cases confirmed inside Ontario jails. CBC News. April 9 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-jails-coronavirus-1.5527677

[52] Craggs, Samantha. Still just 1 case of COVID-19 at the Barton jail, and 6 more in all of Hamilton.

CBC News. May 7 2020 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/covid-19-1.5559976

[53] MacAlpine, Ian. Two CSC staff members test positive for COVID-19.

Whig Standard. June 26 2020. https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/two-csc-staff-members-test-positive-for-covid-19

[54] Lavoie, Joanna. Three employees at Metro, Food Basics grocery stores in Scarborough contract COVID-19.

Toronto.com. May 14 2020 https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9988019-three-employees-at-metro-food-basics-grocery-stores-in-scarborough-contract-covid-19/

[55] Sobey’s COVID-19 Tracker. Sobeys.com June 25 https://corporate.sobeys.com/covid-19-cases-stores/

[56] Patton, Jessica. Richmond Hill Home Depot confirms 14 staff test positive for coronavirus.

Global News. June 16 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/7070731/richmond-hill-home-depot-coronavirus/

[57] Szekely, Reka. Oshawa Metro grocery worker tests positive for COVID-19.

Durham Region.com. April 21 2020 https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/9958374-oshawa-metro-grocery-worker-tests-positive-for-covid-19/

[58] Case of COVID-19 confirmed at Oshawa Costco. Oshawa This Week. May 9 2020  https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/9984150-case-of-covid-19-confirmed-at-oshawa-costco/

[59] Rodrigues, Gabby. 7 employees at Costco in Vaughan test positive for coronavirus.

Global News. April 27 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/6871598/costco-vaughan-coronavirus-covid19/

[60] Zarzour, Kim. UPDATE: Five Walmart employees test positive for COVID-19 in York Region area. York Region. May 26 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9997015-update-five-walmart-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-york-region-area/

[61] Zarzour, Kim. UPDATE: Five Walmart employees test positive for COVID-19 in York Region area. YorkRegion.com. May 26 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9997015-update-five-walmart-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-york-region-area/

[62] Wilson, Codi. Longo’s store in Vaughan closing for 2 weeks after several employees test positive for COVID-19. CTV News. April 11, 2020 https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/longo-s-store-in-vaughan-closing-for-2-weeks-after-several-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19-1.4891815

[63] COVID-19. Loblaws Companies Limited. https://www.loblaw.ca/en/covid19.html

[64] Zarzour, Kim. Coronavirus hits Vaughan gyms, Richmond Hill hospital and Markham care homes.

York Region. March 30 2020 https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9920197-coronavirus-hits-vaughan-gyms-richmond-hill-hospital-and-markham-care-homes/

[65] Zarzour, Kim. UPDATE: Five Walmart employees test positive for COVID-19 in York Region area. York Region. May 26 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9997015-update-five-walmart-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-york-region-area/

[66] Zarzour, Kim. UPDATE: Five Walmart employees test positive for COVID-19 in York Region area. York Region. May 26 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9997015-update-five-walmart-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-york-region-area/

[67] Newport, Ashley. Employee at Mississauga Walmart tests positive for COVID-19. Insauga. May 15 2020. https://www.insauga.com/employee-at-mississauga-walmart-tests-positive-for-covid-19

[68] Herhalt, Chris. Whole floor of RBC workers in Mississauga in self-quarantine after employee diagnosed with COVID-19. CP24. March 10, 2020 https://www.cp24.com/news/whole-floor-of-rbc-workers-in-mississauga-in-self-quarantine-after-employee-diagnosed-with-covid-19-1.4846347

[69] Riedner, Heidi. Public health updates details of COVID-19 cases at Markham Costco, All About Kids daycare. Markham Economist & Sun. June 1 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/10002002-public-health-updates-details-of-covid-19-cases-at-markham-costco-all-about-kids-daycare/

[70] Bowden, Olivia. Loblaws employees say stores are handling COVID-19 unsafely, putting them at risk.

Global News. May 11, 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/7131861/loblaws-employees-stores-handling-covid-19-coronavirus/

[71]Latest Cases of COVID-19. IHeartRadio. March 31 2020 https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/latest-cases-of-covid-19-lcbo-worker-in-toronto-tests-positive-for-virus-1.11386435

[72] Sobey’s COVID-19 Tracker. Sobeys.com. June 25 https://corporate.sobeys.com/covid-19-cases-stores/

[73] Metro COVID-19 Tracker. Metro. July 14 2020 https://corpo.metro.ca/en/covid-19-cases-ontario.html

[74] Adams, Blair. COVID-19 update: Waterloo Region has four new cases. Kitchener Today. June 18 2020 https://www.kitchenertoday.com/coronavirus-covid-19-local-news/covid-19-update-waterloo-region-has-four-new-cases-2444409

[75] Yuen, Jenny. Keswick Walmart worker tests positive for COVID-19. Toronto Sun. June 20 2020. https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/keswick-walmart-worker-tests-positive-for-covid-19

[76] Goldfinger, Daina. Two employees test positive for coronavirus at Walmart locations in Barrie South, Alliston. Global News. April 15, 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/6821032/alliston-barrie-south-walmart-coronavirus/

[77] Goldfinger, Daina. Two employees test positive for coronavirus at Walmart locations in Barrie South, Alliston. Global News. April 15, 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/6821032/alliston-barrie-south-walmart-coronavirus/

[78] Zarzour, Kim. UPDATE: Five Walmart employees test positive for COVID-19 in York Region area. York Region. May 26 2020. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/9997015-update-five-walmart-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-york-region-area/

[79] Mitchell, Don. Walmart, Lowe’s and FreshCo in Hamilton area report COVID-19 cases among workers. Global News. June 5 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/7029519/hamilton-walmart-lowes-freshco-covid-19/

[80] Mitchell, Don. Walmart, Lowe’s and FreshCo in Hamilton area report COVID-19 cases among workers. Global News. June 5 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/7029519/hamilton-walmart-lowes-freshco-covid-19/

[81] Mitchell, Don. Walmart, Lowe’s and FreshCo in Hamilton area report COVID-19 cases among workers. Global News. June 5 2020. https://globalnews.ca/news/7029519/hamilton-walmart-lowes-freshco-covid-19/

[82] Strader, Mathew. Bolton Walmart confirms two coronavirus cases among staff. Caledon Enterprise. June 5 2020 https://www.caledonenterprise.com/news-story/10015964-bolton-walmart-confirms-two-coronavirus-cases-among-staff/

[83] 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases now linked to Kingston, Ont., nail salon.

CBC News. June 29 2020. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/kingston-ontatio-salon-covid19-outbreak-1.5631049

[84] Mazur, Alexandra. 3 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Kingston region, total now 96. Global News. July 2 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/7131957/new-cases-coronavirus-kingston-july-2/

[85] Mazur, Alexandra. 3 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Kingston region, total now 96. Global News. July 2 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/7131957/new-cases-coronavirus-kingston-july-2/

[86] Wang, Kelly. Coronavirus: Shoppers Drug Mart worker tests positive in northwest London, Ont. Global News. April 10, 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/6807442/coronavirus-shoppers-drug-mart-london/

[87] Bogdan, Sawyer. London, Ont. Lowe’s employee contracts coronavirus. Global News. April 5, 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/6780800/coronavirus-london-lowes-employee/

[88] Banger, Chase. Employee at Brantford Walmart Tests Positive for COVID-19. CTV. July 10 2020 https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/employee-at-brantford-walmart-tests-positive-for-covid-19-1.5019336

[89] Ruby, Michelle. Two more local workers test positive for COVID-19. Brantford Expositor. July 14 2020 https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/news/local-news/two-more-local-workers-test-positive-for-covid-19

[90] Kotsis, Julie. New COVID-19 outbreak at Leamington manufacturing plant. The Windsor Star. July 6 2020 https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/covid-19-update

[91] COVID-19. Loblaws Companies Limited. https://www.loblaw.ca/en/covid19.html

[92] Nielsen, Kevin.  17 new coronavirus cases in Waterloo Region as total cases rise to 1,130.

Global News. June 2 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/7016005/coronavirus-cases-waterloo-june-2-covid19/

[93] Waterloo COVID-19 Update. Waterloo Public Health. July. 14 2020 https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/positive-cases-in-waterloo-region.aspx

[94] Murphy, James. Hamilton candy factory shuts down due to 4th COVID-19 case. CHCH. May 5, 2020 https://www.chch.com/hamilton-candy-factory-shuts-down-due-to-4th-covid-19-case/

[95] Alex, Cathy. ‘Terrible sadness’: Company confirms 25 COVID-19 cases, including 1 death, connected to Lac des Iles mine CBC. April 28 2020 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/lac-des-iles-25-cases-one-1.5546898

[96] Friedman Gabriel. Mining industry accused of spreading COVID-19 in remote communities by new report. Financial Post. June 2, 2020 https://financialpost.com/commodities/mining/new-report-takes-aim-at-mining-sector-for-role-in-pandemic

[97] Kotsis, Julie. New COVID-19 outbreak at Leamington manufacturing plant. The Windsor Star. July 6 2020 https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/covid-19-update

[98]Latest Cases of COVID-19. IHeartRadio. March 31 2020 https://www.iheartradio.ca/610cktb/news/latest-cases-of-covid-19-lcbo-worker-in-toronto-tests-positive-for-virus-1.11386435

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[102] TTC COVID-19 case update. TTC. July 1, 2020 http://www.ttc.ca/COVID-19/Case_update.jsp

[103] Today’s coronavirus news: 2 City of Toronto workers at Parks, Forestry & Recreation test positive; 8 cases identified among thousands of people who attended anti-racism rallies in Calgary, Edmonton. The Star. July 14, 2020 https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/07/14/coronavirus-covid-19-updates-toronto-gta-ontario-canada-july-14-2020.html

[104] LCBO COVID-19 Update. LCBO. June 29 2020 https://www.lcbo.com/content/lcbo/en/homepage/statement-on-lcbo-employee-testing-positive-for-covid-19.html

[105] Gamble, Susan. Active COVID-19 cases in area now at 13Brantford Expositor. July 15 2020 https://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/news/local-news/active-covid-19-cases-in-area-now-at-13

[106] Westoll, Nick. Coronavirus: 3 workers at Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction site off work due to COVID-19. Global News. March 25, 2020 https://globalnews.ca/news/6730183/coronavirus-eglinton-crosstown-lrt-crosslinx/

[107] DeClerq Katherine. Construction site closes after worker tests positive for COVID-19. CTV Toronto. March 29, 2020 https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/construction-site-closes-after-worker-tests-positive-for-covid-19-1.4873258?cache=qtdjrvikpa%3FclipId%3D89926

[108] Butler-Hassan, Samantha. The latest on COVID-19 exposures in Kingston. The Kingstonist. June 26 2020 https://www.kingstonist.com/news/the-latest-on-covid-19-exposure-sites-in-kingston/

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