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‘Lack of safety plan’: Vaughan event space fined $1,130 after 4 COVID-19 cases at wedding, shower

About 140 guests, plus 10 staff, were in attendance
Aug. 25, 2021
Dina Al-Shibeeb

Vaughan's La Primavera Event Space was charged $1,000 plus a $130 victim surcharge fee after four people contracted COVID-19 at two separate occasions, York Region Public Health said Aug. 24.

La Primavera Event Space was found not in compliance with the Reopening Ontario Act for lack of safety plan and no active screening or contact tracing logs, Patrick Casey, York Region director of corporate communications said.

The news comes after public health issued a public notice Aug. 20 for people who attended a wedding shower Aug. 10 and another wedding Aug. 12 at La Primavera. At the time, public health confirmed three COVID-19 cases in people who attended the events.

The public notice remains active.

York Region Public Health continues to investigate and conduct case and contact management and a public notice has been issued, Casey added, describing how this public notice isn’t required under the provincial case and contact management guidance.

“However, York Region Public Health issues these out of an abundance of caution to keep our communities safe.”

Casey said about 140 guests, plus 10 staff, were in attendance

The director said those who attended should get tested for COVID-19 at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre as soon as you are able, even if you are currently asymptomatic; if you are currently experiencing symptoms, no matter how mild they may seem, self-isolate immediately and seek assessment and testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre.