COVID-19 exposure notification for Hotel X Toronto, CLIO Restaurant and Scotiabank Arena (December 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
Toronto Public Health (TPH) is notifying people who visited the following locations in Toronto about a potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following dates and times:
There is no known risk to anyone attending the establishment outside of these dates and times. TPH has followed up with all known close contacts and asked these individuals to self-isolate for 10 days and to go for testing.
TPH is asking individuals who attended these settings at the listed dates and times to:
Instructions can also be seen on the City’s COVID-19 Exposure Notifications page (http://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-what-you-should-do/covid-19-public-exposure-reports/).
As of 3 p.m. on December 11, TPH is aware of 19 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to these settings from these exposure dates. The cases are undergoing whole genome sequencing to determine if they are the Omicron variant of concern. TPH continues to work closely with their provincial and federal counterparts as more information and data emerges on this new variant. TPH will continue to keep the public informed as new facts are confirmed.
If you are contacted by TPH due to a potential Omicron exposure, you must stay at home and isolate for ten days since the exposure, even if you are fully vaccinated. This public health measure aligns with recently updated provincial guidelines.
Toronto residents can expect that TPH may contact them by phone, text or email to notify them of a potential exposure to COVID-19. Further information can be found on the COVID-19: What to Do if You Are a Close Contact page (https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-what-you-should-do/covid-19-what-to-do-if-you-are-a-close-contact/)
Given the emergence of the new Omicron variant and the ongoing transmission of the Delta variant, it is more important than ever to seek vaccination if you have not done so already. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine lowers the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death, while protecting yourself, loved ones and your community from getting sick. If you are eligible for a third dose, please book an appointment today to ensure you have an extra layer of protection from COVID-19, as we head into the colder months. Find out if you are eligible for the booster shot on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page (http://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/).
TPH is also reminding residents to continue to follow public health measures such as mask wearing, good hand hygiene and physical distancing. Keep your in-person social circle small and limited to vaccinated individuals as much as possible. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay at home and get tested.
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