News release: November 9, 2020
Peel Public Health confirms COVID-19 outbreak at The Sikh Heritage Centre
MISSISSAUGA, ON (November 9, 2020) – Peel Public Health has confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at The Sikh Heritage Centre in Brampton located at 11796 Airport Road with additional exposures identified at associated events that followed in private homes.
Peel Public Health is asking anyone who attended the Sikh Heritage Centre or associated events between October 22 – November 3 to monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days. If you have developed any of these symptoms, please get tested and self-isolate.
- Fever (≥37.8 degrees C) or chills
- New or worsening cough
- Runny nose or nasal congestion
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle aches
- Reduced or loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Vomiting, diarrhea or nausea
Peel Public Health is working closely with The Sikh Heritage Centre to review the infection prevention and control practices to ensure that the Centre is able to operate safely and according to the provincial guidance. The Sikh Heritage Centre remains closed until further notice.
Peel Public Health reminds all residents that we are in a precarious point in the pandemic and need to act now to stop further spread of COVID-19 within the community. With many holidays coming up, it is extremely important to celebrate virtually and only interact with your immediate household and/or 1-2 essential supports.
“We are urging anyone who attended The Sikh Heritage Centre or events associated with the community between October 22 to November 3 to please monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. If you attended this place of worship and the associated events during this time, and you develop symptoms, even mild, please go get tested and self-isolate,” says Dr. Loh, Medical Office of Health, Region of Peel.
Region of Peel
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