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Toronto-Pearson CBSA employee tests positive for COVID-19

Last Updated Mar 16, 2020 at 9:33 am PDT

FILE: A Canadian Border Services agent stands watch at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The Canada Border Services Agency will soon force all border security officers working with detained migrants to wear defensive gear, including batons, pepper spray and bulletproof vests, a policy that's drawing widespread concern over a perceived "criminalization" of asylum seekers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Summary

An employee at Toronto-Pearson Airport tested positive for COVID-19

Everyone who came in contact with that person is being contacted

It isn't clear where the person contracted the virus

TORONTO (680 NEWS) — A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employee who works at Toronto-Pearson International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19.

“We can confirm that an employee at the Toronto Pearson International Airport has tested positive for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus,” said Ashley Lemire manager, media relations, on Sunday. “We can assure you that the employee is in isolation at home and following direction from local health officials.”

Lemire said they don’t know how the worker got infected but said they are contacting everyone who may have had contact with the person.

She added that they are sanitizing the area where the person worked.

“Employees who may have been in contact with the infected individual have been asked to self-monitor for symptoms and to contact public health for direction,” she said. “These employees may also be instructed by public health to self-isolate and remain at home for the recommended period.”

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