Toronto Public Health (TPH) is notifying patrons and staff who visited NOIR inside REBEL Entertainment Complex, located at 11 Polson Street, on September 11, 2020 between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m., about a potential exposure to COVID-19.
Four people who tested positive for COVID-19 are confirmed to have been at this establishment at the above date and time. All four cases are patrons. Anyone who was at the night club during this time may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Toronto Public Health is following up with all known close contacts based on the information provided in the contact tracing logs for staff and patrons. These individuals will be instructed to self-isolate for 14 days and to go for testing.
As a further precaution, TPH is advising anyone who was at NOIR between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. on September 11 to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms until September 25, 2020. These individuals should make a particular effort to keep a six-foot distance from other people, wear a mask in public spaces, and wash their hands frequently. They should also limit contact with others, especially those in health care settings, seniors, and/or other vulnerable populations.
Investigations by TPH inspectors on September 18, 2020 found the establishment to be in compliance with all reopening protocols. Toronto Public Health has guidelines that can be used by night clubs, which are available online.
Toronto Public Health stresses the important role the public plays in supporting contact tracing efforts and limiting risk of infection spread. Please provide accurate contact information to local businesses and services, including a name, phone number, and email address. This information is always used in strict confidence, and your privacy is respected as part of the contact tracing process. The ability to contact people quickly will help identify people at risk of COVID-19 infection and reduce the potential of further COVID-19 transmission. We also encourage residents to download the COVID Alert app, which can also help to notify individuals who are exposed to COVID-19 in the community.
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