Lifestyle Health Nearly Half of the 83 Guests at an Ohio Wedding Got COVID — Including the Bride and Groom Along with the couple, 32 guests have tested positive for COVID-19, including three of their grandparents, two of whom went to the ER By Julie Mazziotta Julie Mazziotta Twitter Julie Mazziotta is the Sports Editor at PEOPLE, covering everything from the NFL to tennis to Simone Biles and Tom Brady. She was previously an Associate Editor for the Health vertical for six years, and prior to joining PEOPLE worked at Health Magazine. When not covering professional athletes, Julie spends her time as a (very) amateur athlete, training for marathons, long bike trips and hikes. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 18, 2020 12:04 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: WLWT An Ohio wedding with 83 guests has turned into a superspreader event after nearly half of the attendees — along with the bride and groom — tested positive for COVID-19. Mikayla and Anthony Bishop narrowed down their guest list from 200 to 85 people for their Cinicinnati-area wedding due to the pandemic. On their Oct. 31 wedding day, 83 guests attended, and now two weeks later, 32 have tested positive for COVID, including three of their grandparents, two of whom had to go to the emergency room for their symptoms. "Weddings are definitely scary right now. I didn't think that almost half of our wedding guests were gonna get sick," Mikayla told WLWT. "You're in the moment. You're having fun. You don't think about COVID anymore." The Bishops say they took some precautions — they had masks and hand sanitizer available when guests walked in for the indoor ceremony, and tables were spaced for social distancing. But the large wedding turned into a superspreader event. "My big moment honestly was right when the ceremony started and the doors opened and both my parents walked me down the aisle. The first thing I see is I see everyone's face. And that's when I realized wow. Nobody's wearing a mask," Mikayla said. "I'm walking down the aisle. We can't do anything now." "When I saw everyone not wearing masks I was just like, 'Oh, well I guess we're just gonna kinda go with it I guess,'" Anthony said. The reception, they said, is when any COVID-19 precautions were completely ignored. “I would say that that’s the turning point, after dinner and after cake,” Mikayla said. “That’s maybe the superspreader, the dance floor. Everybody is in each other’s face with no masks.” Texas Boy, 4, Loses Both Parents to Coronavirus Within Months of Each Other: 'He Misses His Mom' After the wedding, the Bishops went off on their honeymoon, staying in a cabin in North Carolina. Anthony soon lost his sense of smell and taste, and Mikayla was knocked out by the virus, spending most of her days on the couch. That’s also when the wedding guests started calling, saying that they, too, were sick. "Every single day we're getting a call. Oh here's another person. Here's another person. Here's another person. And it starts to take a toll on you," Mikayla said. RELATED VIDEO: One of the First Americans With COVID Spent 64 Days in a Hospital with '1% Chance of Survival' Several weddings across the country have turned into superspreader events. One in Maine, held in August, has led to nearly 200 cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths from the virus, all in people who did not attend the wedding. Another in Washington state with more than 300 people this month has caused two separate outbreaks, and at least 17 guests have tested positive. Ohio has since placed some restrictions on weddings held in the state, allowing no more than 10 people at a table, no dancing and requiring masks at all times, except for eating and drinking. However, there is not a limit on guests. The state is currently dealing with their largest spike in cases yet, and new infections have soared by 118 percent in the last two weeks, according to The New York Times. With COVID Surging ‘We Have to Modify’ Plans This Thanksgiving, Says Infectious Disease Expert The Bishops said that they feel guilty that their wedding turned into a superspreader event and that their grandparents got sick. "What's crazy is that our grandparents were the only ones that wore a mask the whole time. They actually wore their mask except for when they were eating their dinner," Mikayla said. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from the WHO and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.