Multiple RBC employees are in self-isolation after their co-worker tested positive for COVID-19 last week. An entire floor of the Mississauga office has now been disinfected in attempts to stop the spread of the virus. As of March 10, there are 36 active coronavirus cases in Ontario.

RBC confirmed to Narcity that they learned about the presumptive case of the virus last week, before later discovering from Public Health that the case had tested positive. 

RBC told Narcity that "upon learning of the presumptive case, we took a number of immediate steps to protect the health and safety of our employees."

"This individual has been at home in self-isolation since late last week, and we are supporting them through this time," the statement continues. 

"As a precautionary measure, we immediately advised employees who work on the same floor to self-quarantine until further notice, and we immediately undertook a disinfecting of the impacted floor and in all common areas, including elevators, cafeteria and washrooms."

According to CTV News, the employee who originally tested positive for the virus remains in good condition.

At the time, there were dozens of other employees who worked on the same floor as the coronavirus patient. They have all since gone into isolation and are still awaiting their test results.

RBC confirms that they are still in regular contact with their employees.

"We continue to work with Public Health in determining advice and the next steps for our employees on the impacted floor," they told Narcity. *

However, RBC isn't the only GTA location that has come in contact with the coronavirus. 

Last week, a Toronto man took the TTC for three days before realizing that he had the virus. 

However, the transit company ensures that their subways are still a safe method of transportation during this time. 

Ontario schools are also cancelling class trips into Europe as the spread of the virus worsens in other countries across the globe. 

According to Reuters, over 111,600 have caught the coronavirus worldwide, and 3,800 deaths have been reported.

There are 77 confirmed cases in Canada, according to CTV News.  

*This article has been updated to include a statement from RBC

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