Media Statement
April 24, 2021

This weekend Toronto Public Health (TPH) is advancing investigations as part of the new Section 22 Class Order to address workplace COVID-19 risk. The criteria for investigation of workplaces that may be subject to the Order were announced last Wednesday and came into effect Friday, April 23 at 12:01 a.m.

At present, there are approximately 10 workplaces under investigation. Notification to any workplaces of actions required under the Order are expected to begin from Monday. TPH will provide further information on the application of the Order during the media briefing on Monday by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health.

The primary objective and principal public health benefit of the Order is to separate employees from one another in workplaces where transmission of COVID-19 is identified and linked to the location. These workplaces generally do not see high traffic from the general public. This is especially so given the Province’s Stay at Home Order and provincial regulation of public facing business activity.

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Media contact: Toronto Public Health Media Relations,