BDO Employee In Canada Infected with Coronavirus

BDO is the first non-Big 4 firm that we know of that reportedly has an employee in Toronto who tested positive for COVID-19.

Here’s what Global News in Canada reported on March 10:

Global News has obtained a memo sent to workers at BDO Canada on Wellington Street East in Toronto advising them that a staff member who recently travelled overseas had tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in self-isolation.

“As a precaution, all employees at the national office (20 Wellington St. E.) are required to work from home, effective immediately, for a 14-day period ending Monday, March 23,” the memo said.

“BDO is not mandating self-isolation during this 14-day period.”

The memo advised workers who may develop COVID-19 symptoms to isolate and consult a medical professional.

The office will undergo a “deep clean,” the message read.

BDO is one of three accounting firms that has had a confirmed case of COVID-19 among its staff, according to published reports. Deloitte has had two—one employee in London and one in the Philippines, while an EY employee in Madrid contracted the virus.

Coronavirus: Employees at 2 GTA offices told to stay home after possible COVID-19 exposure [Global News]

Related articles:

Deloitte U.K. CEO Says Employee Has Coronavirus
EY Madrid Confirms Employee Has Tested Positive for COVID-19
Deloitte Philippines Confirms Case of COVID-19

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