Toronto Public Health has been advised of a COVID-19 case that has screened positive for a COVID-19 variant of concern at the Maxwell Meighen Centre, a shelter funded by the City of Toronto and operated by The Salvation Army.
The City is advising the public about this case in the interest of transparency. The Public Health Ontario Laboratory is conducting further tests to confirm if the case is a variant of concern, and to identify the variant.
There are currently eight cases of COVID-19 at the shelter, and all clients who have tested positive or who are close contacts have been sent to a dedicated isolation/recovery site with supports to recover. Site-wide testing for staff and clients is underway.
Shelter, Support and Housing Administration continues to work closely with Toronto Public Health and The Salvation Army to continue the comprehensive set of infection prevention and control (IPAC) measures to protect against COVID-19 and its variants, including:
To learn more about the enhanced health safety measures implemented in the City’s shelters system in response to COVID-19, visit: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-latest-city-of-toronto-news/affected-city-services/?accordion=housing-and-shelter.
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