Hamilton to order public health issues to prevent workplace COVID-19

Hamilton’s Department of Public Health is issuing a Section 22 class order in an effort to get the COVID-19 outbreak within workplaces more rapidly under control.

count, Which takes effect at 12:01 am on Tuesday morning, more than one-third of Hamilton outbreaks occur in workplaces and most of them involve a variance.

City Medical Officer of Health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson said that this means that workplaces should notify public health, if they have two confirmed cases of COVID-19, and then if they have five cases, at which point they can close 10–10. Duration of days.

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He said that this order should ensure public health to get information about potential outbreaks more quickly.

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“Not everyone lives in Hamilton. And on a case-by-case basis, we only get what we are informed about in Hamilton. This happens until another health unit has done its investigation and it gives us the green signal to receive that information. Often employers will see soon. “

This order does not apply to schools and school boards, licensed child care providers and health care providers.

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Some workplaces will be exempted from complete closures, including essential services such as emergency responders, infrastructure services, and shelter sites.

17 of Hamilton’s 38 active outbreaks are in workplaces.

The largest fiddlers are the Aryajata / Okrun Farm Bakery on Green Road, with 39 cases, while the National Steel Car outbreak involves 31 employees.

Hamilton’s public health order follows similar steps in other areas, including Toronto and Peel, where a large-scale workplace outbreak has occurred.

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