At least 44 people diagnosed with COVID-19 after big wedding in Vaughan

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The York Region Public Health Department said 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are linked to a large wedding in Vaughan that took place over two days.In a press release Wednesday, the public health unit said just over 100 people attended the wedding at the Avani Event Center in its Opus room, located at 8400 Jane St., Concord, with events related to the wedding. October 14th. 18.

York Region Public Health was informed of the first confirmed case on Monday. Five of the cases are residents of York Region, while 39 of the cases involve people from outside the region.

The public health unit said 31 cases were in Peel Region, two in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, one in Simcoe Muskoka District, two in Halton Region, one in Waterloo and one in Toronto.

The risk of exposure of wedding guests is considered high.

Everyone who participated is advised to self-isolate for two weeks until November 2.

Soaring a reminder of “the importance of physical distance”

“Health units with confirmed cases are carrying out case management and contact activities associated with this great marriage. York Region continues to work with family to educate attendees of potential exposures, ”the public health unit said.

“This cluster of COVID-19 infections is a reminder of the importance of physical distance from anyone outside your immediate household and of wearing masks or face covers in indoor public spaces. ”

The public health unit said the cluster of cases was the second major cluster linked to a marriage in York Region.

York Region Public Health has conducted an inspection and is evaluating “next steps” based on their investigation. The banquet halls were still subject to some restrictions as part of the reopening of Stage 3 when the events took place.

The provincial government moved York Region to the amended Stage 2 restrictions on Monday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m.

This includes limiting private events or social gatherings to 10 people or less indoors and 25 people or less outdoors, including social gatherings associated with a wedding, such as a reception.

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