Montreal's public health officials are asking everyone who has attended an indoor or outdoor Latin dance event in the region to go get tested for COVID-19. Three confirmed cases in Montreal have been connected to these dance events in the past few weeks. Two people who were contagious attended dance events on August 14 on rue Sainte-Catherine and August 15 at Parc Frédéric-Back.\nEvents organized in Parc La Fontaine and Verdun "could also be linked to this outbreak," according to a statement.\nEditor's Choice: As If The Year Couldn't Get Worse, Quebec's New Winter Forecast Is Predicting Lots Of Snow\n"The call to get tested is even more important for people with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, headaches, muscle pain," said Dr. Mylène Drouin.\n"Testing clinics in Montréal have been notified and are ready to test people who participated in those events."\nIt's estimated that some COVID-positive individuals also attended indoor dance events.\nPublic health officials remind the public that all indoor dance events are still prohibited in Montreal "since this type of activity presents a high risk of spreading COVID-19."\nIf you're planning to attend an outdoor event in the future, Montreal public health officials recommend that you take some precautions before potentially exposing yourself and others to the virus.\nAPPEL AU DÉPISTAGE | La #SantéPubliqueMTL lance un appel au dépistage de la #COVID19 pour toutes les personnes ayant fréquenté des événements de danse latine s’étant déroulés depuis le vendredi 31 juillet. ➡️Plus d'info https://t.co/8Vf5x8XfHp➡️More info https://t.co/0sNNRxHTov pic.twitter.com/JUBtEdKAen— Santé Montréal (@santemontreal) August 24, 2020\nThese include:\nskipping the event if you have symptoms or have been in contact with an infected person;\n\n\nwearing a mask or face-covering if the two-metre distance rule isn't respected;\n\n\nsticking to a single dance partner (ideally someone from your own household);\n\n\nwashing your hands regularly before, during, and after the event; and\n\n\nnot singing or shouting at the event.\nThe regional public health authority says "it is very important to have everyone's collaboration in informing contacts who must be placed in isolation in order to block the transmission of the virus. This reduces the risk of a second wave and protects the health of the population."\nLe Québec s’est constamment adapté lors de la 1ère vague de COVID-19, mais on veut faire mieux en vue d’une seconde vague. C’est pourquoi on a dévoilé ajd un plan d’action clair et mesurable. Pour chacune de nos actions, on s’assure qu’une personne soit imputable et responsable. pic.twitter.com/W8ruELl2Mj— Christian Dubé (@cdube_sante) August 18, 2020\nQuebec first outlined its plan for a potential second wave of COVID-19 on August 18.\nMany experts, including Dr. Horacio Arruda, are convinced that a second wave is imminent and that people shouldn't be led to believe that the pandemic is over.\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, la situation est la suivante:11 372 prélèvements effectués le 22 août12 037 analyses réalisées le 22 août995 461 cas négatifs le 23 août61 741 cas confirmés le 23 août Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) August 24, 2020\nAs of August 23, Quebec has reported a total of 61,741 confirmed cases.\nThis article's cover image is used for illustrative purposes only.