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TTC employee and 4 people in Toronto’s shelter system among the latest to positive for COVID-19

A TTC Wheel-Trans operator and four people in the city’s shelter system are among the latest Toronto residents to test positive for COVID-19, it was announced on Friday.

The TTC said the operator — its third TTC employee to test positive — has a travel history and was last at work on March 12.

The employee began showing symptoms on March 17, the TTC said in a statement Friday, adding that this means he did not work in the 48 hours prior to showing symptoms.

“Once advised of this diagnosis, the TTC engaged Toronto Public Health to determine next steps. They have determined there is no increased risk of exposure to other employees or customers,” the statement reads.

It said employee representatives on the Joint Health and Safety Committee and ATU Local 113 have been consulted.

Meanwhile, Mary-Anne Bédard, the city’s general manager of shelter, support and housing said as of noon on Friday, there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the shelter system.

CBC

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