Organizers and hosts face fines after COVID-19 outbreak at Vaughan banquet halls – CityNews Toronto

Event organizers and hosts at two Vaughan banquet halls face fines of up to $ 5,000 following a COVID-19 outbreak.

Public health officials in the York region issued a public notice Friday night, warning everyone who attended a bachelor party at Paramount Event Space on Rowntree Dairy Road on Friday, August 27, and a wedding at Royalton Hospitality. on Weston Road on Saturday, August 28, who was likely exposed to the coronavirus.

As of September 9, six confirmed cases of COVID-19 date back to the wedding, while another two have been reported from the bachelor party.

Officials say they have had difficulty obtaining guest lists of the bachelor party venues, the bride and groom and the host.

“Due to inconsistent masking and physical distancing, attendance at this event is considered a high-risk exposure,” health officials said in a statement. “Public Health is exploring charges related to this exposure.”

On September 3, the York Region Health Medical Officer issued new Section 22 orders outlining the responsibilities of residents in relation to COVID-19. Among these, anyone hosting social gatherings in private residences or commercial facilities should maintain a list of names and contact information and be prepared to provide it to York Public Health upon request.

Anyone who fails to comply with any of the new measures will face fines of up to $ 5,000.

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