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Outdoor Construction in Toronto and Its Impact on the Spread Of COVID-19

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posted on 2024-06-19, 00:41 authored by Nikita Markevich

Having remained an essential industry throughout all lockdowns, construction sector has endured exposure to COVID-19 virus. This has affected the way how industry operated, its ability to adapt through implementation of various methods such as social distancing, regular sanitation of common tools and wearing of personal protective equipment have proved to be effective to curb the spread of disease. However, the spread still occurred, and it was found that it has affected most drastically the low-income neighbourhoods in which majority of construction workers live and commute to. Statistical analysis shows low relationship between the locations of construction sites and neighbourhoods where virus was found due to lag in testing and reporting of locations. With the use of statistical comparative analysis, the rebound of the industry was identified due to successes in curbing the spread and adaptation of general population to the virus through year 2021 compared to the year 2020.

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Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Spatial Analysis

Program

  • Spatial Analysis

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Eric Vaz

Year

2022

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