In a Flash ( Ontario News) – Toronto Public Health Announcement

April 23, 2021

From our partners at Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP:

TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH RELEASES SECTION 22 ORDER TO CLOSE WORKPLACES WITH FIVE OR MORE COVID-19 CASES

Further to our In a Flash published Tuesday, Toronto Public Health has published its Section 22 Order (the “Order”) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act for workplaces with five or more cases of COVID-19 within a 14 calendar day period.

The Order gives Toronto Public Health the discretion to order a full or partial closure of workplaces when five or more individuals with COVID-19 attended the workplace within a 14 calendar-day period.

The Order also gives Toronto Public Health the discretion to order a full or partial closure of a workplace even if less than five individuals with COVID-19 attended the workplace within a 14 calendar day period.

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