Waterloo Region Has 9 Sports Teams With Suspected Omicron Cases

Waterloo Region Has 9 Sports Teams With Suspected Omicron Cases

Region of Waterloo Public Health has now confirmed the region’s first four cases of the Omicron variant. There are also now nine sports teams that have suspect or confirmed Omicron cases with high-risk contacts. Health officials put the number of high-risk contacts associated with the teams and clusters, at over 500. They’re finding rapid and extensive spread among contacts. Region of Waterloo Public Health adds it will be focusing its direct contact efforts on high-risk situations and settings, such as outbreaks in schools and congregate care homes. Dr Wang is recommending people work from home, and advised that schools pause all sports and extracurriculars.

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