Peel Public Well being has ordered sweeping new enterprise closures to curb the unfold of COVID-19 in workplaces.
On Tuesday, Peel’s prime physician Lawrence Loh issued an order that directs all companies with 5 or extra circumstances of the virus to briefly shut.
Companies which have seen 5 or extra circumstances previously two weeks must shutter for 10 days, the area specified.
The measure, referred to as a Part 22 order, which falls underneath the Well being Safety and Promotion Act, permits Peel to shut workplaces whereas investigations into circumstances and sources of transmission are underneath approach.
The names of the shuttered companies might be printed on Peel’s web site after they’ve been notified.
Peel Public Well being is “strongly recommending” that employers directed to shut present paid go away for workers.