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Toronto Public Health warns of potential COVID-19 exposures at two Elections Canada polling stations
Oct. 4, 2021

Public health officials are advising residents of possible COVID-19 exposures at two Toronto polling stations during this month’s federal election.

In a release sent Thursday morning, Toronto Public Health said it is investigating two separate cases in the eastern part of the city at the following times and locations:

Sept. 11 and 12 between 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Kingston Road United Church (975 Kingston Rd.)

Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. until voting and counting was completed at Presteign Heights Elementary School (2570 St. Clair Ave. East)

“While the risk to the public remains low, TPH is advising everyone who attended these settings to self-monitor and seek immediate testing if they develop COVID-19 symptoms,” the release said. “This applies to the public and staff, including those who are fully vaccinated.”

The release said public health is following up with all known high-risk close contacts and there is “no known risk” to those who went to those polling stations outside the specified times.

The first exposure was brought to TPH’s attention by Elections Canada and despite being more than 10 days ago, the release says they are naming the location “to be transparent and ensure the public is notified.”