Sinthia Hoque:-Maxwell Meighan shelter, located near Queen and Sherbourne streets in Moss Park has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on February 3rd. The city-funded shelter run by the Salvation Army in downtown now has 29 people who have been tested positive for one of the new variants with more than 100 people now isolating there.
The shelter had the first confirmed variant case in Toronto’s shelter system. Toronto Public Health has mentioned the staff and clients undergo testing every three to five days and for those who test positive to immediately be moved to an isolation and recovery site. As reported by the city in a news release, “The shelter is currently closed to new admissions, and Salvation Army is working with TPH to ensure remaining clients safely isolate in place, the Salvation Army will continue to conduct enhanced daily symptom screening of all staff and clients”. Lab samples have been sent to TPH for genome sequencing in order to identify the variant.
News source: cp24