7 workers with COVID-19, 2 fines for Hamilton gym amid outbreak


Published October 25, 2021 at 10:21 pm

An Ancaster gym had Hamilton’s largest COVID-19 outbreak on Monday, which was the very day that fitness facilities in Ontario were allowed to move to full capacity.

Twelve cases are connected with an outbreak at Lean and Fit Elite. It includes seven staff members and five patrons, according to a Hamilton public health disclosre. The outbreak was first declared Oct. 19.

On Oct. 20, the gym was fined twice. One fine was  failing to “determine indoor capacity limit” and the other for COVID-19 safety plan violations.

Hamilton had as few as four active outbreaks at one poitn last week. The city is now back up to seven. The other active outbreaks are:

  • Hamilton Health Sciences McMaster Children Hospital’s 2F Women’s Clinic, 4 total cases; declared Oct. 21
  • Living Hope Christian School, 3 total cases; declared Oct. 21
  • Orchard Park Secondary School, 2 total cases, declared Oct. 20
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School, 2 total cases, declared Oct. 20
  • Cinnabon, Limeridge Mall, 2 total cases, declared Oct. 19
  • St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Charlton campus, Nephrology Unit, 6 cases, declared Oct. 9.


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