October 16, 2021

The Queens County Citizen

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62 cases of COVID-19 were spread at the window factory in Wagon

State Window Corporation

The York Region Public Health said 62 certified cases of COVID-19 were spread at the window manufacturing and installation center in the wagon.

In a public notice posted Sunday, public health officials said they were informed of the first case on Nov. 10 at the State Window Corporation on Hunters Valley Road, east of Highway 50.

Since then, 61 other cases have been identified, with the York Region Public Health outbreak announced on November 20th.

“York Region Public Health will continue to investigate the spread of the office and conduct case management and contact tracing. As the office is not open to the public, the risk is considered low for York Region residents,” officials said.

Also, five potential cases and one case are under investigation.

Of the 62, 28 were from the Peel region, 22 from Toronto, seven from the York region and five from Simco-Muscoca.

“Public Health has conducted an on-site inspection and will continue to work with the employer to identify additional cases and identify close contacts associated with the confirmed cases,” officials said.

This is the second outbreak at this facility. A total of 17 cases were reported during the initial outbreak, which was announced on May 17 and lasted until July 6.

The York Region said the outbreak was showing signs of improvement after preventive measures were taken.

The owner also took some action, the York Region said. These include disinfecting face shields, hand sanitizers and wipes for workers, increasing monitoring over adherence to physical distance, clearing lunch room tables after each use, and introducing multilingual screeners to address language barriers.

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There are currently 17 active office outlets in the area.

12 businesses were charged

A dozen other companies in the area were charged Sunday with violating COVID-19 protocols.

The York Region said the allegations were due to a blitz that was in effect in the area this weekend to ensure businesses were subject to public health measures.

On Sunday, inspectors visited 256 businesses with York Region Public Health, Baila officers and police, 12 of these were fined under Section 22 of the Ontario Act and the Health Care and Promotion Act for reopening.

Vaughan includes Lowes, Costco and Walmart in Richmond Hill, McDonald’s in Markham, LA Fitness in East Guillimbury and Tim Horton in Vaughan.

Physical distance is not observed in most businesses.

Inspectors charged TRIO Sportsplex, where there are two soccer games Has been implicated in at least 11 cases.

The York Region said the charges were issued because the facility has an indoor capacity limit of more than 10 people.

A total of fourteen companies were charged on Friday and Saturday under the Act.

York Region reported 185 cases On Sunday.