New Rules for Reporting COVID in Workplaces

There are new rules for businesses so that Toronto Public Health can better track and control the spread of COVID-19.


Effective immediately, business owners or managers will need to immediately notify Toronto Public Health as soon as they become aware of two or more people who test positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day interval in connection with your workplace premises.


To improve accountability, all workplace outbreaks will be published weekly in the categories determined by Public Health Ontario. They can be found on the Toronto COVID-19 Dashboard.

In addition to this, the city is mandating that businesses ensure hand sanitizer and hand-washing facilities are provided in both work and break areas. If they have not already, businesses will need to implement rigorous and frequent environmental cleaning in all high-touch areas. This includes washrooms, check-out counters, and other high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, elevator buttons.


For a full list of new requirements for businesses, visit: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-what-you-should-do/covid-19-orders-directives-by-laws/?accordion=medical-officer-of-health-instructions-for-workplaces