A Toronto Restaurant Is Being Investigated By Public Health For A 'Suspected' Omicron Case

The restaurant was exposed to an employee who tested positive for COVID-19.

Toronto Staff Writer
A Toronto Restaurant Is Being Investigated By Public Health For A 'Suspected' Omicron Case

Piccolo Caffe E Vino in Toronto was exposed to COVID-19, and the case is under investigation by Toronto Public Health as a "suspected case of the Omicron variant."

Toronto Public Health put out a news release on December 3, warning anyone who attended the restaurant on November 26 or November 27 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. to get tested for COVID-19 and self isolate for 10 days after their visit.

An employee at Piccolo Caffe E Vino restaurant tested positive for COVID-19 and was at the restaurant between those hours.

Health officials say there "is no risk to anyone attending the establishment outside of these dates and times" and that they have "followed up with all known close contacts and asked these individuals to self-isolate for 10 days and to go for testing."

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"Every day we hold off more cases entering our country, the more time we have to learn and prepare, so the best thing we can do right now is to fortify our borders. Our best defence is keeping the variant out of our country," Ford stated.

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