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COVID-19 cases linked to outdoor gatherings  

June 2, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON - The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has determined there have been several COVID-19 cases linked to outdoor, social gatherings that took place between May 21 and 26.

BCHU's investigation has currently linked 12 COVID-19 cases to the following events:

  • Outdoor social gatherings amongst the wooded areas off of Hunter's Way around Franklin Grobb Memorial Forest (West Brant - Brantford) on May 21, 22 and 23.

  • Outdoor social gathering at a quarry located in Drumbo on May 25. 

  • Outdoor, pick-up football game at Lion's Park (West Brant - Brantford) on May 26.

Some cases attended these gatherings during the period where they could have spread COVID-19 to others. Others, who later tested positive for COVID-19, may have been exposed to the illness at these gatherings.

All those who attended these gatherings from May 21-25 would be considered a high risk contact to a case of COVID-19 and are advised to isolate for 14 days from the last gathering they attended.

BCHU would ask that all those who attended these gatherings contact BCHU to review their isolation. Please call 519-753-4937 and press '5'. Phone lines are staffed 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends.

Those who attended these events should also review BCHU's COVID-19 Post-Exposure Resource for High-Risk Contacts for instructions on testing and isolation.

To learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and what to do if you suspect you may be at risk, visit www.bchu.org/coronavirus or visit Ontario's website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.