Thirteen workers at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel have tested positive for COVID-19, public health officials confirmed Tuesday.

The hotel is one of several being used to quarantine international travellers while they await COVID-19 test results after having arrived at Pearson International Airport. None of the other hotels are currently on Toronto Public Health’s list of COVID-19 outbreaks.

“The risk to the public remains low as this is a federally designated quarantine facility that is not open for general public use,” Toronto Public Health said in a press release Tuesday evening.

The press release added that Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city’s Medical Officer of Health, hasn’t decided yet whether to order a partial closure of the hotel under Section 22 of the provincial Health Protection and Promotion Act.

A full closure, the press release said, won’t be happening.

“As this facility provides an essential service to keep Torontonians safe, it will not be fully closed,” the release said.

TPH and Public Health Agency of Canada have both been monitoring the health of workers at the hotel.

Canada’s quarantine rules for international air travellers require incoming passengers to book three nights in an approved hotel, and to stay there until they get the results of a COVID-19 test that they take upon arrival.

Those with negative test results can continue their 14-day quarantine at home.

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