According to local health officials, attendees at a recent wedding in New York may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.
Those who attended the wedding in Braden, New York (about an hour from Buffalo) on October 17 may have been exposed. According to a local news media report, the original guest list for the wedding has been notified, and since then, these participants have been forcibly isolated. However, officials warned that some participants who were not on the original guest list may have been exposed, but they have not yet been contacted.
Genesee and Orleans County Public Health Director Paul Petit has been encouraging wedding attendees to monitor themselves for the new virus throughout the weekend. Anyone showing signs of COVID-1
Weddings have become a source of COVID-19 cases, and such events in Maine are notorious examples of the potential dangers of large indoor gatherings in the age of coronavirus.
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Officials said in September that the August wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket was related to at least seven COVID-19-related deaths and more than 170 cases of the virus. More than 65 people attended the wedding, which violated the state virus guidelines, and the number of indoor gatherings should not exceed 50 people.