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COVID-19 outbreak connected to Guelph, Ont. wedding: public health

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The public health unit that oversees Guelph, Ont., says a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared following a wedding in the city’s downtown core.

In an email on Wednesday, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said anyone who attended the ceremony at the Basilica of Our Lady on Aug. 21 at 2:30 p.m. or the reception in Puslinch is considered a high-risk contact.

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The health unit said the transmission of COVID-19 is believed to have occurred at the events and an outbreak has been declared.

In a letter attached to the email, public health said anyone who attended the wedding should get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until the end of the day Wednesday.

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It’s unclear how many people attended the wedding or the reception afterwards, but public health says there have been 16 confirmed cases linked to the events.

— More to come

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