7 COVID-19 cases, at least 84 high-risk contacts linked to Vaughan nail salon

LUCAS CASALETTO | posted Friday, Apr 9th, 2021

York Region Public Health (YRPH) says 84 patrons are considered high-risk contacts and seven staff have tested positive following a COVID-19 outbreak at a nail salon in Vaughan.

The public health unit says the outbreak happened at Nails at Anthony’s located at 8099 Weston Road. The potential exposure to the virus happened between March 23 to March 26.

“The salon did not properly maintain a patron list, did not track the type of service for each client, nor the name of the staff who provided the service,” YRPH said in a news release.

As a result, public health officials are having difficulty identifying high-risk contacts, resulting in the need for public notice.

As of April 8, seven of the eight staff from Nails at Anthony’s had confirmed cases of a variant of concern.

All seven staff members who tested positive worked while they were able to transmit the virus.

Four of the seven positive infections are York Region residents while three are in Toronto citizens.

“Anyone who attended the salon during the dates listed above is asked to self-isolate for 14 days after their visit to the salon, closely monitor for signs and symptoms, and get tested if symptoms develop,” said the health unit.

The salon has been closed since March 26.

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