More than 300 people exposed to COVID-19 at super-spreader wedding

Health officials in Washington state are asking more than 300 people to quarantine after attending a wedding earlier this month.

More than a dozen attendees contracted COVID-19 at the giant ceremony held in a private location near the town of Ritzville, Washington, on Nov. 7, the Grant County Health District said Monday.

A total of 17 people have tested positive after attending the event, the health district said, with more positive cases being added daily. Wedding guests that tested positive have been linked to two additional outbreaks.

The public health body has asked everyone at the wedding to get tested and remain quarantined until Nov. 21.

Under current rules in Washington state, weddings are limited to a total of 30 guests, while indoor receptions are prohibited as of Monday.

It was not immediately clear if the Ritzville wedding included an indoor reception.

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