COVID-19 outbreak at Oshawa wedding yields eight new cases so far

The Durham Region Health Department is urging guests and staff to come forward after an COVID-19 outbreak at a wedding at Oshawa’s Caribbean Cultural Centre on Sept. 19.

According to the department, about 50 guests and eight to 10 staff and volunteers were in attendance, resulting in eight positive cases of COVID-19 so far.

“It is very important that individuals who participated in this wedding contact us as soon as possible to allow Health Department staff to provide appropriate followup,” said Dr. Pepi McTavish, Durham region assistant medical officer of health, in a news release.

Two workplaces have also been contacted for further investigation.

Anyone who attended the event is encouraged to call the Health Department at 905-668-4113, ext. 2680.

Ann Marie Elpa

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Oshawa wedding declared an outbreak event after eight people test positive for COVID-19

Attendees of a wedding held in Oshawa earlier this month are being urged to contact public health officials after eight people tested positive for COVID-19.

In a news release issued Wednesday, Durham Region said that those who attended the Sept. 19 event at the Caribbean Cultural Centre, located near Colonel Sam Drive and Farewell Street, may have been exposed to the disease.

About 50 guests were at the wedding, officials said, as well as eight to 10 staff and an unspecified number of volunteers.

“The Health Department has been notified of eight cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty obtaining a full list of attendees and their contact information,” the release reads.

“As a result of the eight positive cases of COVID-19, an outbreak has been declared at this wedding that took place at the Caribbean Cultural Centre.”

Officials say they are also in contact with

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