11 coronavirus cases linked to exposure during "large" GTA wedding

Sep 6 2020, 8:08 am

Following 11 attendees testing positive for COVID-19 after a series of wedding events, York Region Public Health is warning other guests they are at a “high risk” of exposure.

According to a notice posted by the health authority, individuals who attended four “large wedding” events in Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, and Toronto between August 28 and August 29, were all potentially exposed.

Taking place over two days, on Friday, August 28, there were gatherings at a private residence in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, the Rexdale Singh Sabha Religious Centre at 47 Baywood Road, as well as the Lakshmi Narayamandir Temple at 1 Morningview Trail in Toronto. The next day there was an event at a private residence in the Markham

“York Region Public Health has followed up with known close contacts of the identified cases and directed them to self-isolate for 14 days and to go for testing,” the notice reads. “York Region continues to work with the family to notify attendees about the potential exposures.”

Anyone experiencing symptoms is asked to self-isolate immediately and seek assessment and testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre.

There have been no deaths linked to the exposure, and all of the confirmed cases are York Region residents.

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