The Toronto International Film Festival started last week and there were a lot of concerns from the public that the event might be a virus super-spreader.
Well, unfortunately, those fears turned into reality as the TIFF organization recently sent out emails to some attendees suggesting that they should get tested for COVID-19.
These suggestions come after there was a confirmed case of COVID among an audience member who attended both press and industry screenings.
However, the TIFF organization also states that they believe the risk of spread is low in an official statement they released.
The full statement says that “Medcan, TIFF’s COVID health and safety consultants, have advised that because of the strictly enforced COVID protocols in place at all TIFF venues, this case is considered low risk.”
Part of the reason the risk of transmission is considered low is that anyone attending TIFF events must wear masks, be socially distant, and show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or prove they have tested negative for the virus within 48 hours.