Sep 16, 2021
By Christine Ross
The Toronto International Film Festival is reporting a case of COVID-19 in an audience member who attended press and industry screenings.
TIFF says in a statement that because strict protocols are in place at all venues, the case is considered low risk.
Several festival goers posted screenshots on Twitter of emails they’ve received from the organization, which suggest affected audience members may want to get tested.
The affected screenings include Dune, The Humans, and Bergman Island at Scotiabank Theatre.
The 10-day festival closes Saturday following a mix of digital and in-person screenings.
Anyone entering TIFF venues must wear masks, socially distance and show proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or proof they have tested negative for the virus within 48 hours beforehand.