Tag: Outbreak

Penetanguishene superjail outbreak declared over

The second COVID-19 outbreak at Penetanguishene’s superjail recently ended. The Central North Correctional Centre first reported its second outbreak at the end of February, when 14 cases were identified among inmates in one unit of the institution. A week later, seven more cases were added to that number, with two more inmates testing positive only…

Amazon’s Brampton warehouse ordered to shutter over COVID-19 outbreak

Peel Public Health has ordered an Amazon warehouse in Brampton to cancel all shifts after more than 200 workers have tested positive in a COVID-19 outbreak. The order, issued under health protection laws, also mandates that all workers at the online retail giant’s Heritage Road facility self-isolate for two weeks following an investigation by the…

Toronto names workplaces where a COVID-19 outbreak occurs. Peel Region doesn’t. Who’s right?

Workplace inspectors fanned out across Peel Region last week, targeting warehouses in the hard-hit manufacturing, logistics and distribution sectors. But even as the province was stepping up its own enforcement, some experts and advocates were wondering why the region itself wasn’t doing more to publicize where exactly COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace were occurring. Earlier…