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Just hours after a similar announcement in Peel region, Toronto Public Health (TPH) announced a Toronto workplace shutdown for any businesses dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.

In a press release published on Tuesday, TPH explained a new Section 22 order will force Toronto/GTA workplaces — or portions of workplaces — with an outbreak to close fully for a minimum of 10 days.

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An epidemiologist from Western University says Toronto's new COVID-19 measures for workplaces will help the city, but thinks it's not enough to just report outbreaks.

Dr. Stephen Barr, an associate professor in Western's Department of Microbiology & Immunology, says more protections need to be offered to Ontario workers so they can stay home while sick and prevent a COVID-19 outbreak before it begins.

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One top doctor in the GTA says that his community is contracting COVID-19 differently than residents of Toronto.

Dr. Lawrence Loh explains that while Toronto is reporting community outbreaks at bars, restaurants, and gyms, Peel Region is in a different scenario.

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