News Release
December 3, 2021

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is notifying people who visited Piccolo Caffe E Vino located at 111 John St. in Toronto about a potential exposure to COVID-19. The case linked to this establishment is under investigation by TPH for the Omicron variant due to recent travel to South Africa.

The employee who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the establishment on the following dates and times:

  • November 26, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (November 27)
  • November 27, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (November 28)

There is no 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. Out of an abundance of caution, given TPH does not have access to a contact tracing log, TPH is asking all who attended the setting at the listed dates and times to:

  • Get tested immediately and monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days after your last visit during the listed time period.
  • Get tested if you develop symptoms since the event, including mild symptoms. Self-isolate while test results are pending.

Instructions can also be seen on the City’s COVID-19 Exposure Notifications page.

TPH began investigating this setting on November 29 after a notification of a possible COVID-19 exposure. The establishment is working with TPH to ensure reopening protocols under the A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term is in place in this setting, including mask wearing, infection prevent and control measures are in place and appropriate physical distancing measures are followed.

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 will lower 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.

As the vaccination campaign progresses, residents are also urged to continue to follow public health measures such as mask wearing, good hand hygiene, physical distancing and staying at home if you are sick.

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