Superspreader event in Kingsville, Ont. investigated for ‘breaches’ in public health guidance – CTV

Dec. 7, 2021

WINDSOR, ONT. – The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is investigating a major COVID-19 outbreak at a Kingsville restaurant to see if there were any breaches in protocols.
WECHU issued a ‘high risk’ exposure alert on Friday after 42 people tested positive for COVID-19 from attending a birthday party at Elite Restaurant on Nov. 18.

“Forty-two of approximately 75 of that one social gathering tested positive,” said Dr. Shanker Nesathurai. “It is my understanding that part of the health district has lower vaccination rates as well.”

Under the Reopening Ontario Act, all indoor dining guests at restaurants must be fully vaccinated. The health unit is conducting an assessment of the outbreak and vaccination status of guests.

“Like in every outbreak assessment, without speaking specifically to this individual restaurant, we look and see what the level of people who are vaccinated and unvaccinated are and if there were any breaches in adherence to public health guidance and from that we’ll learn a little bit more,” said Nesathurai.

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