COVID-19 outbreak linked to Canada Post main plant in Calgary, health officials say

Evan Mitsui/CBC

Date Published: May 8, 2020

Source: CBC News

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been linked to Canada Post’s main plant in Calgary, Alberta, where six cases have been confirmed at this time. However, Alberta health officials believe that these cases did not occur while in the workplace, but rather were all individually acquired externally and were unrelated. While it is possible to become infected with COVID-19 by indirect transmission through mail surfaces, the risk is low and the virus is reported to be able to survive for only 24 hours on paper or cardboard surfaces. Canada Post has been instructing letter carriers to wear gloves, but the plant remains open at this time.

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/canada-post-main-calgary-covid-outbreak-1.5562431

Summary by: Megan Lam