The City of Toronto has posted an updated list of workplaces dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks.
The list, posted on the City’s website, includes any workplace with 20 or more employees currently battling an outbreak.
An outbreak is considered two of more people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Some well-known names like Maple Leaf Foods, and Molson Coors Brewing Company are among the affected businesses, as well as the Ontario Courts of Justice.
Belmont Meats in North York has the most estimated COVID-19 cases at 94, followed by Johnvince Foods (83) and Dimpflmeier Bakery (53).
The provincial definition of workplaces includes farms, retail stores, medical/health services, food processing facilities, offices, and warehouses.
In January, Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, said the information on workplace outbreaks would be shared without compromising privacy, saying it was important to be transparent with the public while maintaining discretion.
In a release, Mayor John Tory added:
“Making workplace outbreak information public makes sense. This information will provide everyone with a better picture of COVID-19 in our community and it will encourage everyone to take steps to protect themselves. I continue to urge all employers to make sure they take all steps possible and follow all public health measures to help protect their employees.”