3 additional Toronto businesses partially closed due to COVID-19
Toronto Public Health has ordered the partial closure of three more businesses due to COVID-19.
The closures include The Vinyl Company on Fenmar Drive, the Canada Goose office in Scarborough and the Ellis-Don “Brixton” construction site on Dufferin Street just north of Queen Street West.
The Ellis-Don closure affects sub-contractors Torino Drywall, Inc., Tri-Clean Building Services, Inc., Zerem Electrical Services, Figure 3, and Royalguard Industries Inc.
This is the second Ellis-Don construction site affected by the public health order after its site at the Michael Garron Hospital on Coxwell Street was partially closed back on April 23.
Sixteen Toronto businesses have been shuttered since the Section 22 orders came into effect last week. The businesses will remain closed for at least 10 days and affected workers are required to self-isolate and are also unable to work at other workplaces during the isolation period.
Businesses will be ordered closed if five or more workers test positive for the virus over a 14 day period.
On Thursday, SHW Pumps & Engine Components Inc., in Brampton became the first business to be fully closed by Peel Public Health under the new orders. Ten other businesses have been partially closed in the region.
Both Toronto and Peel public health units introduced the orders last week, saying the primary objective is to separate employees from one another in workplaces where transmission of COVID-19 is identified.