Tuesday, October 20

Stadiums and Arenas

Canada, Coronavirus, Ontario, Stadiums and Arenas, United States

U.S. travel, concerts still too big a risk: Williams

Ontario public health officials do not yet see a clear path to the return of mass-attendance events such as concerts and professional sports games, or the full reopening of the border with the United States.Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said both situations present a significant risk of COVID-19 spread.The province’s public health measures team is looking at sporting and concert venues and whether any measures such as masking can protect against exposure, he said.“As you imagine, at a concert or at a sports venue with people yelling and cheering, there is a lot of droplets spread … so they are certainly high-risk settings especially because you can’t tell who’s actually going to buy the ticket and seat next to you,” Williams said. “So we’d have to be persuade...