Seven people — five employees and two patrons — linked to the Yonge Street Warehouse at 336 Yonge St. have tested positive for COVID-19.
Toronto Public Health (TPH) said in a Sept. 26 news release that anyone who worked at or visited this establishment between Sept. 10 and 17 may have been exposed to the respiratory illness. Toronto’s public health agency estimates this could be approximately 1,700 people.
Toronto Public Health said it has followed up with “all known close contacts” who have all been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and go for testing.
“If you were at the Yonge Street Warehouse between September 10 to 17 but have not been contacted by TPH, you are not identified as a close contact. You are viewed as low risk,” TPH said in a release, adding as a precaution, anyone who was at this establishment between those dates should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their visit.
Anyone who develops symptoms is advised to contact Toronto Public Health, go to be tested, and immediately self-isolate.
To curb the spread of COVID-19, Toronto Public Health is urging everyone to limit contact and keep at least six feet apart from anyone they don’t live with. Everyone is being encouraged to wear a mask when outside your home, especially in indoor settings and when physical distancing is difficult. Don’t forget to wash your hands frequently and remain at home when ill, TPH said.
COVID-19 is spread mainly through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, talks or sneezes. While most people who contract COVID-19 have mild symptoms, some get very sick and may need to seek medical care at a hospital.
Symptoms may include loss of smell, fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, malaise, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, and vomiting and/or diarrhea.