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

Last Updated Apr 8, 2021 at 6:09 pm EDT

The nail salon in Vaughan closed on March 26 following the outbreak. Element5 Digital

York Region Public Health says 84 patrons are considered high-risk 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” at 8099 Weston Road about exposure to the virus from 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 positive cases worked while they were able to transmit the virus, YRPH says.

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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