Seven coronavirus cases linked to popular Yonge Street bar

Sep 27 2020, 6:16 am

Toronto Public Health (TPH) says staff and patrons who visited the Yonge Street Warehouse have have been exposed to COVID-19.

According to TPH, the bar’s period for potential exposure is September 10 to September 17.

“In the last few days, tests have confirmed that seven people linked to this establishment are positive for COVID-19. Five are employees and two are patrons. TPH has followed up with all known close contacts. The close contacts have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and to go for testing,” said TPH.

If you were at the Yonge Street Warehouse, located at 336 Yonge St, between September 10 to 17 but have not been contacted by Toronto Public Health,” you are not identified as a close contact. You are viewed as low risk.”

The City’s public health unit estimates approximately 1,700 people may have been at the venue during this time.

“As a precaution, TPH is asking anyone who was at the Yonge Street Warehouse between September 10 and September 17 to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their visit. If symptoms develop, please contact TPH, seek testing and immediately self-isolate.”

Over the weekend, popular Toronto drag bar Crews & Tangos also confirmed one of it performers and one patron have tested positive for coronavirus.

The City is reminding the public that COVID-19 is spread primarily through respiratory droplets when a person who is infected with the virus coughs, talks or sneezes. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include loss of smell, fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, malaise, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

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