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One reader wrote to say she had heard from teenagers known to her son that the party was in Garson on the weekend of July 18 involving about 75 young people, aged 18 to 22.
“A mother there allowed her child to have a party,” she wrote. “The kids who went were from various areas of the city,” she added.
She could not verify the details and admitted the comments came to her second-hand.
The health unit said it had heard some of the talk of the public gatherings, but could not comment beyond that.
“Public Health Sudbury & Districts is aware of reports of a pit party. As part of our case and contact follow-up we investigate all potential sources of exposure and follow-up directly with close contacts of cases,” the health unit said. “In order to protect privacy of individuals, there are details that are not shared publicly unless there is a need to do so in order to protect public health.”
As it always does, the health unit is reminding people to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“Although permissible for up to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors, non-essential in-person gatherings of any size should be limited,” the agency said. “Community spread remains possible and is likely in Sudbury and districts. Limiting our contacts and in-person interactions as much as possible is critical in reducing transmission of COVID-19.
“With few exceptions, gatherings are currently maxed at 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors. Unless people are from the same household or social circle, they should keep two metres (six feet) apart and wear a face covering if distancing is not possible. Face coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces, and they must also be worn in other indoor spaces where distancing is not possible.
“Close contact is permitted within ‘social circles’ and among members from the same household. A social circle can only include up to 10 people and must always be with the same people. You can only belong to one social circle.”
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