The management of a condo tower in Scarborough is warning tenants after one of its security guards tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
This news comes as two more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ontario on Tuesday, bringing the province’s total -- including recoveries -- to 20, with an additional 45 people still under investigation.
On Monday evening, a photo of a sign posted by the management at a Scarborough condo tower was shared on Reddit, saying it was recently informed one its security guards was diagnosed with COVID-19 after returning home from an overseas trip on February 23.
The management of York Condominium Corporation, which is located at 4091-4101 Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough, said in the statement posted on the property that the employee was working onsite at the condo building before being diagnosed. Management said it's since taken the "appropriate" steps, including performing a disinfecting operation in the potentially affected areas by using a professional emergency response contractor.
"We intend to continue protecting the safety and health of our residents and their families as well as guests and workers onsite by increasing cleaning operations in the common areas, including the lobbies, elevators, offices, laundry room, party room, etc.," reads the statement.
Toronto Storeys contacted the building's management office and an employee confirmed that the poster was still on the building's front door.
The condo's management advised anyone in the building with questions about COVID-19 to contact Toronto Public Health. Toronto Public Health (TPH) says it's currently monitoring eight coronavirus patients in the city.
Despite the virus not circulating locally, TPH says that given the global circumstances it's actively working with City and health partners to plan for the potential of local spread.