Number of wedding attendees infected with COVID-19 climbs to 23

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Of these confirmed cases, 18 are residents of York Region, 4 are residents of Durham Region and 1 is a resident of Peel Region

PRESS RELEASE
YORK REGION PUBLIC HEALTH
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Newmarket – York Region Public Health received lab confirmation of 23 people attending a series of wedding events in the City of Markham, City of Whitchurch-Stouffville and City of Toronto between August 28 and the August 29, 2020, tested positive for COVID-19. Of these confirmed cases, 18 are residents of York Region, 4 are residents of Durham Region and 1 is a resident of Peel Region.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 attending the wedding, which included celebrations in each of the following four locations:

  • Friday August 28 – Private residence in the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Friday August 28 – Rexdale Singh Sabha Religious Center at 47 Baywood Road in the City of Toronto
  • Friday August 28 – Lakshmi Narayamandir Temple at 1 Morningview Trail in the City of Toronto
  • Saturday August 29 – Private Residence in the City of Markham

To assist with contact tracing, York Region is asking anyone who has attended an event associated with this wedding at the Rexdale Singh Sabha Religious Center in the City of Toronto, the Lakshmi Narayamandir Temple in the City of Toronto, or the private residences in the City of Markham or City of Whitchurch-Stouffville at:

  • Watch for new signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 until Saturday, September 12, 2020 (14 days after the last possible exposure)
  • If you are currently exhibiting symptoms, self-isolate immediately, call York Region Public Health at 1-800-361-5653 and request an assessment and test at a COVID-19 assessment center
  • Download the COVID-ALERT app: Receive a phone alert if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and let others know if you test positive without sharing any personal, health or location information; visit covid-19.ontario.ca/covidalert for details on the app and links to download to your smartphone

Residents can also help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by following public health guidelines:

York Region Public Health has released a COVID-19 guide for places of worship to help reduce transmission in religious communities.

For more information on York Region’s response to COVID-19, visit york.ca/covid19

The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine local towns and villages and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. To learn more about the region’s major service areas, visit york.ca/regionalservices

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