Toronto Airport Hotels Where 13 Employees Tested Positive for Virus Will Not Completely Close

Public health officials in Toronto say they will not completely close a federal quarantine hotel for international travelers, where more than a dozen staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Thirteen employees at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday.

Toronto Public Health says Tuesday improved inspections were found in some areas such as more restrictions in lunch rooms, more signage and centralized screening.

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It states that the workplace implemented public health recommendations and that inspectors strongly adhered to public health measures.

Workplaces with five or more COVID-19 cases in Toronto may be ordered to close, but Public Health says that because the hotel provides an essential service, it can only face partial closures.

The federal government requires anyone flying to Canada to be isolated in a hotel for three nights to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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