Toronto orders 4 full, 7 partial workplace closures under new COVID-19 order

WATCH ABOVE: After Peel ordered two partial closures on the weekend, Dr. Eileen de Villa announced measures targeting some locations in Toronto on Monday. Matthew Bingley has more.

The City of Toronto has ordered four full and seven partial workplace closures under a new order aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in businesses.

Dr. Eileen de Villa, the City’s medical officer of health, initially said Monday afternoon that eight businesses were ordered to partially close, but in a news release issued Monday evening, officials said one was “no longer warranted.”

De Villa said the partial closures are for “instances where findings indicate the entire operation does not need to shut down.” She added that could mean a section, a team, or a shift is affected.

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“Once they have received written notice, the instructions require immediate action,” De Villa said.

A North York McDonald’s, Classic Fire Protection in North York, High Park Nissan, and the Meat & Co. Boutique in Etobicoke are the facilities that have been ordered to fully close.

Partial closures include a furniture maker and a butcher shop.

Last week, the medical officers for Toronto and Peel Region issued Section 22 orders under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The orders allows local public health staff to temporarily close businesses experiencing COVID-19 infections.

On Saturday, Peel Region announced the partial closure of two Amazon fulfillment centres.

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