More than three dozen people were infected with coronavirus as a direct result of a Long Island wedding that is now being called a super-spreader event.
According to the New York Post, Cydnie Piscatello and James Rugnetta were married at the North Fork Country Club in Suffolk County on October 17, and 113 guests attended the reception — double the maximum number of people permitted to gather under the state’s pandemic guidelines.
The Suffolk County Health Department reportedly said this week that the event is linked to 41 new infections, and led to 159 people having to quarantine.
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According to the report, 30 wedding guests were infected, along with three country club employees and one outside vendor. Multiple schools were forced to suspend in-person learning because of positive cases.
According to the Daily Mail, the country club was forced to shut down operations completely for two weeks, and its liquor license has been suspended. The venue is facing multiple violations from the New York State Liquor Authority.
The bride or groom’s family declined a request for comment from the Daily Mail, and it is not clear at this time if the any of the event hosts are expected to face violations.
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