Waterloo Public Health ends listing where public may have been exposed to coronavirus

After initially posting a couple of locations where the public may have been exposed to patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Waterloo Public Health decided to put an end to the idea of listing them.

“On Monday, we announced that we would post locations where we knew cases had visited when they were symptomatic and they have interacted with people whose identities we didn’t know,” said Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, Waterloo Region’s acting medical officer of health on Wednesday. “Although we thought, these were likely low-risk situations, the goal was to try to keep our community informed.”

A day later, a list was posted which included an Italian restaurant in Kitchener as well as a meeting hall in Seaforth, Ont.

The two locations were taken down later in the day and on Wednesday, Public Health announced that another 26 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in Waterloo region.

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