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Bradford hit with eight new COVID-19 cases since last week – BarrieToday

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There are eight new COVID-19 cases in Bradford out of 12 being reported in Simcoe County since last week, according to local public health officials. 

Four of the Bradford cases are listed as community-acquired and the other four are being attributed to close contact.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit doesn’t report cases on the weekend, so the dozen new cases have all been confirmed since Friday.

The Bradford cases include two women and a man in their 50s, a man and woman in their 30s, two men in their 20s, and a boy between 10 and 19.

The health unit is also reporting a woman in her 60s from Clearview Township tested positive, and listed her case as community-acquired. This is the first case reported in Clearview in more than a month. The last case from the township was reported May 13.

A Ramara Township woman in her 40s was listed with the transmission of infection as undetermined, which is usually the designation listed for people who work in a long-term care facility in outbreak.

The remaining two cases are community-acquired, and include a woman in her 30s from New Tecumseth and a man in his 40s from Innisfil.

There are two facilities in Simcoe County currently listed in active COVID-19 outbreak, including Owen Hill Care Community in Barrie and Creedan Valley Care Community in Creemore.

Thus far, the health unit has reported one staffer at Creedan Valley has tested positive.

Owen Hill’s outbreak was declared over on May 28, but a new case was discovered in a staff member so the outbreak status was returned to active on May 29.

The health unit has confirmed a total of 525 COVID-19 cases in the region to date, with 439 cases now considered recovered and 36 deaths reported.

That leaves 49 active cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County and one in Muskoka District. 

There are five people currently hospitalized from the region with COVID-19.

Case breakdown by municipality
Municipality Total cases Recoveries Deaths Hospitalized Last case reported
Barrie 164 141 14  June 11
Bradford W-G 115 89 12 1 June 15
New Tecumseth 55 46 1  2 June 15
Innisfil 42 35  1 June 15
Orillia 17 14 2 1 May 21
Collingwood 15 15   May 19
Wasaga Beach 14 13 1  June 8
Clearview 8 6 1  June 15
Springwater 12 8 1  June 11
Midland 6 6   April 29
Oro-Medonte 6 4 2  June 1
Adjala-Tosorontio 8 7   June 8
Essa 15 12 1  June 11
Ramara 8 7   June 15
Tiny 3 3   May 14
Tay 5 5   May 19
Penetanguishene 6 4   June 12
Severn 6 6   June 2

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No COVID-19 cases at Deerhurst – My Muskoka Now

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HUNTSVILLE, ON-Deerhurst Resort has confirmed that none of its staff have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after servicing a large group. 

Over the August long weekend, a large group of 30 visited the resort, but upon their return home, which is outside Muskoka, 11 of them tested positive for the virus. 

When the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit was notified of the active cases, contact tracing led them to believe one staff member of the resort was a potential risk of contracting the virus. With this result of the employee testing negative for the virus, all outstanding concerns have been put to rest. 

“While we were hoping this would not happen, the possibility of COVID transmission is exactly why all of our stringent prevention measures have been in place since we re-opened,” said General Manager of the resort, Jesse Hamilton. “Everything from capping occupancy, fully disinfecting guest rooms after each departure, frequent sanitization, social distancing in all facilities and mandatory face coverings for staff in all areas of the hotel operation have proven effective, for which we are grateful.”

As the resort has been closely working with the SMDHU, the assessment of the contact risk and the high degree of compliance of infection control practises, has led to the green light being given to Deerhurst to stay open. 

Hamilton said they appreciate the concern of staff, guests and their community when hearing about the presence of COVID at the resort. 

She noted that until important facts were fully known, they didn’t want to add any potential misinformation or alarm to the situation. 

“We put our trust and confidence in the public health authorities from whom we took direction and in our safety protocols, which appear to have passed a test we never hoped to take.”

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More than 500 people may have been exposed to COVID-19 at Toronto strip club – CTV Toronto

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TORONTO —
More than 500 people may have been exposed to COVID-19 after visiting an adult entertainment club in Toronto, public health officials say.

According to Toronto Public Health, an employee at Brass Rail Tavern, located near Yonge and Bloor streets, has tested positive for the disease.

The employee worked at the facility on the following dates: Aug. 4 ( 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 5), Aug. 5 (8 p.m to 3 a.m. on Aug. 6), Aug. 7 ( 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Aug. 8) and Aug. 8 (7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. to Aug. 9).

“As a precaution, TPH is advising anyone who attended the Brass Rail Tavern during these dates and times to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for the 14 days after their last visit during this time period,” officials said in a news release issued on Friday.

“There was no risk to anyone attending the Brass Rail Tavern outside of these dates and times.”

Toronto Public Health said they have followed up with all known close contacts of the employee and have asked those individuals to self-isolate for 14 days and get a COVID-19 test. Officials are also notifying customers directly through the establishment’s contact tracing log.

The Brass Rail Tavern is cooperating with public health to ensure all COVID-19 Stage 3 reopening protocols are in place, officials said.

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Approximately 550 people passed through the establishments on the dates the employee worked, Toronto Public Health said, and those individuals should visit the government’s website and use their COVID-19 assessment tool. They also say there is no need to self-isolate and “people can continue their routine daily activities if an individual remains healthy and does not develop symptoms.”

Anyone who develops symptoms should immediately contact Toronto Public Health, take a COVID-19 test and self-isolate.

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City warns hundreds may have been exposed to COVID-19 at Brass Rail strip club – CBC.ca

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The City of Toronto says about 550 people may have been exposed to COVID-19 at a downtown strip club earlier this month.

Toronto Public Health says it is notifying people who visited the Brass Rail Tavern at 701 Yonge St. about a potential exposure.

Officials say an employee who tested positive for the virus was at the club on these dates and times:

  • Aug. 4 from 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 5
  • Aug. 5 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Aug. 6
  • Aug. 7 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Aug. 8
  • Aug. 8 from 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 9

Public health says there was no risk to anyone who went to the club outside of those dates and times.

“As a precaution, [Toronto Public Health] is advising anyone who attended the Brass Rail Tavern during these dates and times to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for the 14 days after their last visit during this time period,” the city said in a news release.

Public health officials say they have followed up with “all known close contacts” of the person who tested positive, and asked those people to self-isolate for two weeks and go get tested.

They are also directly notifying people who gave their name and contact information to the club for its contact tracing log, according to a news release.

“The establishment is collaborating with [public health] to ensure all COVID-19 Stage 3 reopening protocols are in place in this setting, including staff and patrons wearing masks, infection prevention and control measures are in place, and appropriate physical distancing measures are followed,” the news release reads.

According to the city’s website, as of the afternoon of Aug. 12, 15,548 cases of COVID-19 to Toronto Public Health, while 14,132 people have recovered.

Health officials recommend that anyone who has symptoms or feels as though they may have been exposed to COVID-19 use the province’s COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

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