Date of Publication: May 15, 2020
Latest provincial data in Ontario shows 3,607 positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed among healthcare workers. This makes up nearly 17% of all cases in Ontario, up from 10% in early April. Dr. David Carr, an emergency physician in Toronto, notes that in many hospital departments, shift-based workers often arrive at the same time. This leads to large groups gathering in tight quarters such as change rooms and break rooms where there is a higher risk of transmission. Ensuring that infection control protocols are followed, such as proper hand washing, doffing of protective equipment, and maintaining distance from colleagues, as well as staggering shift start times as much as possible are all important to protect not only patients but the workers themselves.
Read the full summary here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/health-care-workers-covid-19-alarming-rate-1.5568711
Summary by: Rakshith Gangireddy