COVID-19 outbreak declared at Toronto’s Moss Park armory
Toronto’s Moss Park Armory is facing a COVID-19 outbreak.
According to the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Dashboard, which was last updated on Wednesday, June 30, an epidemic has been declared at this Canadian Armed Forces site at 130 Queen Street East on the Jarvis Street, Sunday June 27. It remains in force.
There are currently 10 confirmed cases at the Moss Park Armory.
In a statement provided to toronto.com, Toronto Public Health (TPH) said that of those 10 cases, four are in Toronto, while the other six are in “other parts of the province.”
“All high-risk contacts have been identified and are completing or have completed self-isolation. To date (July 7), two active cases remain in self-isolation, ”the city’s public health agency said.
“(We) can confirm that three of the 10 cases have tested positive for the Delta variant and two of those cases are in Toronto.”
Toronto Public Health said it would continue to “work closely with the Canadian Armed Forces to ensure all appropriate public health and epidemic measures are in place to prevent further spread of the virus.”
A COVID-19 outbreak is declared in a workplace when there are two or more confirmed cases linked (by the same work area or the same work shift) in a period of 14 days “where the two cases would have could reasonably be infected in the workplace ”.
Data on COVID-19 outbreaks in Toronto workplaces and community settings is updated weekly on the Workplace Outbreaks Dashboard, which will be updated again on Thursday, July 8.
Each week, more than 600 reservists train at the Moss Park Armory, home to units of the 25th Field Ambulance, the 48th Highlanders of Canada, the 7th Toronto Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery and the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.