A popular Carleton Place pub has closed indefinitely as Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District health officials investigate a “significant” COVID-19 spread event that is so far suspected in more than 20 infections.
On its website, LGL District Health says it has “detected a significant increase with 20 people infected with COVID-19 in the past four days in and around Pakenham, Almonte and Carleton Place.
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“The … infections started with exposure to the COVID-19 virus in a social gathering,” the agency says.
“It has now spread into businesses, recreational sports teams, families and childcare — both within and outside of our region.”
The Thirsty Moose Pub and Eatery on Bridge Street says on its Facebook page: “Please note we will be closed until further notice (following) a recent exposure of Covid 19 at our restaurant … We hope you understand and respect this.”
Public health has contacted all the newly infected people and their close contacts.
LGL Health says that patrons who were at the Thirsty Moose between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, Tuesday, Feb. 23, Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26, should self-monitor for symptoms.
If you have had or develop symptoms, even mild ones, self- isolate, and seek testing at an assessment centre.
Leeds, Grenville says a pop-up testing site will be set up for Thirsty Moose contacts in Carleton Place in the coming days.
People are urged to call the health unit or call the Health Unit or check our website for more information.
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