BREAKING: Canada Post employee dies of COVID-19 following massive outbreak at Mississauga Gateway facility

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Published January 27, 2021 at 7:14 pm

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Canada Post has confirmed that a worker has died of COVID-19 at its Gateway facility in Mississauga.

Spokesperson Phil Legault says the employee had tested positive for COVID-19 and was last at work on January 18, 2021.

“We offer our deepest sympathies to the family as they mourn the loss and respect their privacy during this difficult time,” Legault said in an email.

“We are focused on supporting our employees who have lost a colleague while ensuring we continue to stringently follow the guidance and direction from Peel Public Health.” 

Gateway is Canada’s largest mail sorting station and depot and handles about 70 per cent of all packages mailed through Canada Post.

Last week it was revealed that almost 200 workers at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19. Subsequently, an entire shift of workers that may have been exposed to the virus – almost 350 people – have been sent home.

“(Peel) Public Health says this is the most effective way to contain further spread at this stage,” the statement continues.

Canada Post says customers can check the latest shipping status of some packages at canadapost.ca.

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