Fans that attended recent Raptors game advised to get monitor for COVID-19

Dec 10 2021, 9:01 pm

At 5:55 pm on Monday, December 13, Toronto Public Health updated guidance for fans in attendance at December 5 Raptors game. The new guidance now specifies two sections, 243 and 244. Any fans sitting in those sections should be tested for COVID-19 immediately.

Toronto Public Health has flagged a recent Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards game as a potential COVID-19 exposure site.

The game was held at Scotiabank Arena on December 5. Toronto Public Health announced the exposure on Friday.

Anyone who attended the game, from 6 pm to the game’s end, is advised to get monitor for COVID-19 and get tested immediately if symptoms arise.

Scotiabank Arena has been operating at full capacity since mid-October. The arena can seat more than 18,000 fans. While fans are advised to wear masks indoors, they are allowed to remove them for eating and drinking.

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Kieran Moore, recently expressed concern about maskless fans at sporting events in the city.

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