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Expanded COVID-19 notification for No5 Orange (July 1, 3, 4 and 7)

08/07/2020

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Coastal Health is expanding its notification about possible COVID-19 exposures to people who visited No5 Orange (205 Main St., Vancouver) on July 1, 3, 4 and 7.

VCH initially notified the public about a potential exposure that occurred July 1 but learned of an additional person who tested positive for COVID-19 and attended No5 Orange on those dates. VCH has closed the establishment to review its safety plan and ensure there is no further risk to the public.

As a precaution, we are advising people who attended the No5 Orange on July 1, 3, 4 or 7 to monitor themselves for 14 days. As long as they remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and they should continue with their usual daily activities. If you have no symptoms, testing is not recommended because it is not accurate or useful. If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please seek testing and immediately self-isolate. Please call ahead and wear a mask when seeking testing. 

COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person who is sick coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread when a healthy person touches an object or surface (e.g. a doorknob or a table) with the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands. Most people who get COVID-19 have only mild disease, but a few people can get very sick and may need to go to hospital. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell and/or diarrhea. 

If you are concerned you may have been exposed and have questions, you can speak to Public Health staff at 604-675-3900. For general information about COVID-19 visit: 

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is responsible for the delivery of $3.6 billion in community, hospital and long-term care to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. VCH also provides specialized care and services for people throughout B.C.

Contact

Matt Kieltyka
Public Affairs Specialist
Vancouver Coastal Health
Cell: 604-833-4541
Email: matt.kieltyka@vch.ca

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