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Kingston wedding exposed to COVID-19 and guests should be ‘tested immediately’

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KFL & A Public Health announced that a positive case of COVID-19 was present at a wedding in Kingston earlier this month.

In a November 28 press release, Dr Piotr Oglaza, medical officer of health at KFL & A Public Health, said that on November 20, a positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at the Italo-Canadian Club at 1174 Italia Lane.

KFL & A Public Health said anyone at the 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. wedding reception should “get tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.”

Unvaccinated guests who attended the event are required to self-isolate until December 1, according to the press release.

Health officials say they will follow up “with close contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19. If the contact tracing team is unable to identify a person’s close contacts tested positive for COVID-19, a public publication may be issued to reach these contacts.

COVID-19 Weddings and Exhibitions

This is not the first time that a wedding party or celebration has been exposed to COVID-19 in Ontario.

In October, two marriages in Mississauga were exposed to COVID-19 and health officials also recommended that guests get tested for COVID-19.

On October 8, a wedding that took place at the Red Rose Convention Center (Champaign Hall) was exposed, and the next day, a wedding at Candles Banquet Hall was exposed to COVID-19 on October 9.

In September 2021, three marriages in Hamilton were linked to 35.5% of the city‘s 102 COVID-19 cases, according to Hamilton Public Health.