News release: April 23, 2021
Peel Public Health issues first closures under updated Section 22 Order
Brampton, ON. (April 23, 2021) – Today, Peel Public Health started to notify the first businesses required to close by midnight tonight because of the Section 22 order issued Tuesday. The Section Order came into effect today.
Business and employee notification has been prioritized. Public disclosure of the businesses will start tomorrow, Saturday, April 24 and the list of closures will be available on our webpage.
Peel Public Health will be reviewing workplaces that meet the closure criteria on a daily basis to determine what action is required.
The list will be updated daily, Monday – Friday at noon. It will include the business name, address, date of closure and whether the closure is full or partial. Case numbers will not be provided.
- Closure will happen with 5 cases that are identified to have been reasonably acquired in the workplace over a 14-day span.
- Modified closure criteria applies to large businesses. Based on risk assessment it will be determined if full or partial closure is warranted. Closure may last 10 calendar days, with day 1 starting the day after the business is notified they must close. This will allow Peel Public Health to investigate the outbreaks without the risk of spread of infection and provide additional recommendations to workplaces.
- All affected employees must self-isolate unless otherwise directed by public health. Employees who are isolating are not permitted to work in any other workplace. This further restricts spread should they have been exposed in their workplace.
- Absent legislated paid sick days, employers required to close under these provisions are strongly recommended to provide paid leave for impacted employees.
- These closures will allow Peel Public Health to investigate without risk of continuing spread, protecting employees and the community.
Dr. Loh will be available Saturday, April 24th from 2 -3 p.m. for interviews. If you are interested in booking an interview, please email email@example.com and Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.