Ontario Top Doctor Says The List Of Essential Workers Needs To Shorten To Stop COVID-19
Workplace mobility needs to drop for Ontario to hit under 2,000 COVID-19 cases a day.
One of the province's top doctors is warning that the list of Ontario's essential workers needs to be limited to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
In a press conference on Thursday, Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, co-chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, stated that while the mobility of retail and transit has dropped, workplace mobility remains high.
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"Workplace mobility is too high. Limiting essential workplaces and keeping sick workers at home will help control cases," Brown said.
A graph showing how COVID-19 cases will look in the next few months, predicts Ontario will only see cases dip under 2,000 a day if best-case assumptions are followed.
This means that creating a shorter list of essential workplaces, lowering mobility and having effective sick days needs to be put in place.