All employees to be tested at Mississauga Canada Post facility as COVID-19 outbreak grows

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WATCH ABOVE: (Jan. 27) A postal worker has died just days after testing positive for COVID-19 after finishing an overnight shift. The man worked at one of Canada’s busiest mail sorting facilities, the Gateway plant in Mississauga. Sean O’Shea reports – Jan 27, 2021

MISSISSAUGA — All employees working at a Mississauga Canada Post worksite must now be tested for COVID-19 as the facility battles a large outbreak.

As of Saturday, the postal service says 273 people who work at the site have tested positive since the beginning of the month.

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Canada Post says regional health authority Peel Public Health directed the mandatory testing at the Gateway facility, and employees who have already been tested must be assessed again.

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The initiative began Friday and is set to scale up over the next week.

The company announced the death of a COVID-19 positive employee on Wednesday amid the growing outbreak.

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More than 4,500 people work at the site that’s a major mail delivery hub, and Canada Post has advised the public to expect service delays.

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