Two-day wedding linked to over 40 COVID-19 cases in York Region

Oct 29 2020, 2:26 pm

York Region Public Health (YRPH) has issued a public notice of an outbreak of COVID-19 after over 40 people linked to a two-day wedding in Vaughan have tested positive.

According to the health unit in a release, about 44 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported and linked to a Vaughan wedding with over 100 guests.

The event took place at the Avani Event Centre, 8400 Jane Street, located in Vaughan, on both October 14 and October 18.

“Health units with confirmed cases are conducting case and contact management activities associated with this large wedding,” read the release.

“York Region continues to work with the family to notify attendees about the potential exposures.”

YRPH was notified of the first case on October 26.  Since then five cases have been  identified by York Region, 31 by Peel Region Public Health, two by Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit, one by Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, three by Halton Region Public Health, one by Region of Waterloo Health Unit, and one by Toronto Public Health.

“All individuals who attended wedding-related events are advised to self-isolate for 14 days until Monday, November 2, 2020,” said the health unit in the release.

They also ask that anyone else who attended the wedding contact their local public health.

“This cluster of COVID-19 infections serves as a reminder of the importance of physical distancing with anyone outside of your immediate household and wearing masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces,” said the unit.

York Region moved into Stage 2 restrictions on October 19, limiting the allowed number of people in a grouping to 10 indoor and 25 outdoors

Surrounding areas such as Toronto and Peel remain under modified restrictions as well.

As stated by the health unit, this is the second large cluster of cases linked to a wedding in York Region.

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