Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Coastal Health is notifying attendees of the Pacific Dental Conference 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Centre about a possible exposure to COVID-19 on March 6.
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended the conference on March 6 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The person who attended the conference with COVID-19 is recovering at home and there is no ongoing risk to the community, nor is there any further risk posed at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Public Health Officials have completed a risk assessment and concluded that the risk to participants is extremely low.
As a precaution only, we are advising participants who attended the Pacific Dental Conference during those hours to monitor themselves for the following symptoms for up to 14 days and call HealthLink BC at 811 for advice if they develop them.
Shortness of breath
As long as participants of the conference remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and they should continue with their usual daily activities.