Peel Public Health investigates after local workplace exposed to coronavirus


Peel Public Health says it has recently completed an investigation and risk assessment around a workplace exposure to COVID-19 (or coronavirus) at a Peel-located office connected to one of the recently announced cases in the GTA.

The Region of Peel is comprised of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon and the name and location of the workplace have not been disclosed. 

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Peel Region, Peel Public Health says.

"With support of the workplace owners, Peel Public Health has been in contact with all potentially impacted individuals within our outbreak control efforts," the agency said in a statement. 

"Of the 75 employees, the vast majority were not exposed to the case and are being cleared to return to normal activities. A small minority of employees with more significant contact are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days."

Peel Public Health says it has determined that there is no broader risk to the wider community associated with this incident.

"As the exposure risk is confined to the workplace and there is a complete list of employees for follow-up, there is no need to publicly disclose the name or address of the workplace. This long-standing Public Health approach protects the privacy and security of those involved," the statement reads. 

Peel Public Health says the risk of COVID-19 in Peel remains low and has provided updated guidelines on how to minimize exposure risk here.

Cover photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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