11 COVID-19 cases caused by group playing soccer at Vaughan sports centre

Nov 30 2020, 5:20 pm

York Region Public Health has confirmed 11 COVID-19 cases have been linked to a group of people playing soccer at a Vaughan sports centre.

Over the weekend, the public health unit said that a group of individuals playing soccer at TRIO Sportsplex and Event Centre, located at 601 Cityview Boulevard in the City of Vaughan, were the cause of the cases.

An investigation found that a group of 20 to 25 individuals played soccer at this facility on Wednesday, November 11 and Sunday, November 15.

While the group wore masks during the soccer game, masks were not worn in the change rooms.

York Region Public Health was notified of the first confirmed case on Friday, November 27 and since, 11 cases in total were confirmed.

Of the total, eight are from Toronto, one is from York Region, one is from Simcoe-Muskoka Region, and one more case is from Peel Region.

“York Region Public Health has identified all individuals present as high-risk and has advised on 14-day self-isolation requirements, as below,” the public notice said.

The public health unit is conducting case and contact management activities associated with the confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Clarrie FeinsteinClarrie Feinstein

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