Over 100 people exposed to COVID-19 at a restaurant in Vaughan

Apr 13 2021, 9:36 am

York Region Public Health has identified over 100 high-risk contacts that may have been exposed to COVID-19 after visiting a Vaughan restaurant late last month.

In a notice issued on Tuesday, the health unit informed patrons that may have visited Avenue Cibi e Vini at 10519 Islington Avenue in Vaughan, about possible exposure to COVID-19 from March 30 to April 1.

According to the YRPH, they have already identified about 105 high-risk contacts, but are having difficulty identifying the contacts due to incomplete contact information.

Those who dined at the restaurant at that time have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and to monitor for signs. If symptoms develop, the YRPH is asking those affected to get tested.

According to the notice, the restaurant closed at 1 pm on April 1. York Region Public Health said it will continue to investigate this situation.

Last week, YRPH issued a similar notice warning to patrons of a nail salon in Vaughan that they may have been exposed to a COVID-19 variant after seven staff members tested positive. They identified a total of 84 high-risk contacts to date.

Back in February, York Region moved into the Red-Control zone of Ontario’s framework which allowed for indoor dining and retail to reopen.

As of April 12, the YRPH reported 511 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 87 active outbreaks.

Karen DoradeaKaren Doradea

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