As Determined Couple Sues NY State To Have Their Wedding Party, A Small Maine Wedding Becomes Fatal Superspreader Event – Gothamist

Over 120 people have been infected with coronavirus and one has died after an August 7th wedding that exceeded indoor pandemic capacity guidelines at a Maine inn. Now the inn’s owners say they misinterpreted guidance from the state on holding indoor gatherings.

Currently, Maine is limiting indoor gatherings to 50 people, but the Big Moose Inn at Millinocket Lake allowed the wedding of 62 people to take place.

Last week, a few dozen COVID-19 cases were linked to the wedding, but now Maine health officials say 123 people have tested positive as a result of the wedding. According to the Boston Globe, 25% of the cases were tertiary, “meaning they were infected by someone who was infected by someone who attended the wedding.”

 

Source: As Determined Couple Sues NY State To Have Their Wedding Party, A Small Maine Wedding Becomes Fatal Superspreader Event – Gothamist