Durham Region Notice: Participants of Oshawa basketball tournament urged to get tested for COVID-19


Durham Region Health Department is urging anyone who attended the 43rd Annual Jane and Finch Classic basketball tournament, held at the Playground Global facility, 1313 Boundary Road, Oshawa, from Aug. 3 to 8, to get tested as soon as possible. The Health Department has been notified of multiple cases of COVID-19 associated with this event and is having difficulty reaching all players and spectators. The teams and attendees are from all over Ontario and other provinces. 

The Health Department is aware that there were potentially 7,000 people who attended this event over the five days. As a result of the upwards of 20 positive cases of COVID-19 currently identified, an outbreak has been declared for this event. Cases from Quebec, Peel, Toronto, and Durham have been identified. If you attended this event, you are urged to get tested immediately.

“We are reaching out through the media to help us make contact with anyone who may have attended this event,” said Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham Region Medical Officer of Health. “It is very important that individuals who participated in this basketball tournament get tested as soon as possible.”

Anyone who attended this event is encouraged to get tested for COVID-19. If you live in Durham Region, to get tested for COVID-19 visit http://covidswab.lh.ca/ or call the Health Department’s Durham Health Connection Line at 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729. For more information about Durham Region Health Department’s COVID-19 response or current case monitoring, visit durham.ca/novelcoronavirus or durham.ca/covidcases.

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