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‘Expect delivery delays’ amid COVID-19 outbreak at Mississauga Canada Post site

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WATCH ABOVE: The number of COVID-19 cases at a sprawling Mississauga Canada Post plant is rising. The corporation confirms 149 workers now have tested positive at its Dixie Road facility. As Sean O’Shea reports, some employees say the drive for productivity and an abundance of extra shifts means the plant is extremely busy – Jan 21, 2021

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Canada Post is telling customers to expect delivery delays due to a COVID-19 outbreak at a key mail facility in Mississauga that has sickened dozens of workers.

A spokesman says testing at the Dixie Road site has found 39 positive COVID-19 cases over the last three days.

Canada Post says 182 workers at the site have tested positive since the start of the new year.

Read more: Coronavirus: 121 employees test positive at Mississauga Canada Post facility

Spokesman Phil Legault says the Mississauga facility is central to the crown corporation’s entire national delivery and processing network.

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Legault says the plant continues to operate and process heavy incoming parcel volumes, but there will be delays.

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More than 4,500 people work at the Mississauga site.