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COVID-19 public exposures and business closures

Public exposures

As a precaution, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) updates this list with the locations and times of known possible exposures to COVID-19 to the public in our region. The possible exposures listed on this site are believed to be low risk but, out of an abundance of caution, Public Health asks anyone who may have visited any of the locations listed on the specified dates and times to monitor themselves for symptoms. There is no known risk to anyone who attended any listed locations outside of the specified dates and times.

  • If you remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and you can continue with your usual daily activities.

  • If you have symptoms related to COVID-19, however mild, please call your family doctor or 8-1-1, seek testing and then self-isolate. Please call ahead and wear a mask when seeking testing.

During contact tracing, our Public Health team does a thorough assessment of where the person has been during their infectious period and if there was any risk of public exposure. Depending on the type of interactions a case has had and the measures and safety plans in place at the time, we are often able to identify and notify all close contacts directly and determine there is no further risk. Public health only issues public exposure alerts if:

  1. They've determined there was a risk of public exposure and

  2. They're not able to contact everyone who may have been exposed

If you have been identified as a COVID-19 case or close contact, please know that VCH Public Health will contact you directly and provide further instructions.

No reported public exposures at this time.

*Locations will be removed from the list one month after the last exposure date, and then archived.

 

Cabana Lounge

Address: 1163 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): July 1 to 4

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Glowbal

Address: 590 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): Mar. 19 to 27

Potential exposure time:  During operating hours


Bimini’s Beer Hall

Address: 2010 W 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC, V6J 1M9

Potential exposure date(s): Mar. 6

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


The Blarney Stone

Address: 216 Carrall St., Vancouver BC, V6B 2J1

Potential exposure date(s): Mar. 5

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Hook Sea Bar

Address: 1210 Denman Street, Vancouver, B.C. 

Potential exposure date(s): Feb. 9 to Feb. 14

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Gracie Barra Vancouver

Address: 53 E Broadway, Vancouver B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): Feb. 4 to 6, Feb. 8 to 9, and Feb. 11

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Cactus Club Cafe

Address: 357 Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): Jan. 24, Jan. 27 to 31 and Feb. 1 

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Amsterdam Café Pub

Address: 4232 Village Stroll, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 11 to 17, January 19, 21, 23 and January 24 to 25

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar  

Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 19 to January 23

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Buffalo Bill’s Bar & Grill  

Address: 4122 Village Green, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 4 to January 27

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Black’s Pub

Address: 7-4340 Sundial Place, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 5 to January 27

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub  

Address: 170-4320 Sundial Crescent, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 1 to January 27

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


The Longhorn Saloon 

Address: 4280 Mountain Square, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 16 to January 25

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


El Furniture Warehouse

Address: 4314 Main Street, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 12 and January 14 to January 21

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Rumble Boxing 

Address: 968 Expo Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 11 to January 18

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Address: 4308 Main Street, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 13 and January 15-16

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Hail Mary's 

Address: 670 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): January 13 to January 16

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Nook 

Address: 1525 Yew Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): December 31

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Denny’s 

Address: 622 South West Marine Drive, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): December 26 to January 5

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Park Drive Restaurant 

Address: 1815 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): December 31

Potential exposure time: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Pioneers Pub 

Address: 10111 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): November 28 to December 9 

Potential exposure time: During operation hours 


The Morrissey

Address: 1227 Granville St.

Potential exposure date(s): Nov 12-13

Potential exposure time: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (both days)


Earls Kitchen + Bar

Address: 4295 Blackcomb Way, Unit 220/221, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): October 31 to November 6

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


The Longhorn Saloon

Address: 4280 Mountain Sq., Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): October 31, November 2, 3, 4 and 5

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Buffalo Bill’s Bar & Grill

Address: 4122 Village Green, Whistler, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): October 31

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Park Drive

Address: 1815 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): September 26

Potential exposure time: Between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.


Abruzzo Cappuccino Bar

Address: 1321 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): September 23 to 26

Potential exposure time: Between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.


Wreck Beach

Address: S.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): September 7

Potential exposure time: Between 1:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


The King’s Head Public House

Address: 1618 Yew St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): September 4 to September 7

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Athens Cultural Club

Address: 114 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 26 to September 8

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


The West Pub

Address: 488 Carrall St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 20 to September 8

Potential exposure time: Between During operating hours


Flying Beaver Bar and Grill

Address: 4760 Inglis Dr., Richmond, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 28 to September 3

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


You Plus One electronic music event

Address: Private event in Granville Street and Helmcken Street area, downtown Vancouver

Potential exposure date(s): August 29

Potential exposure time: Night of August 29 and early morning of August 30


The Compound/ Heaven

Address: 1026 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 29

Potential exposure time: 9:45 p.m. to 1:00 a.m


Studio Lounge and Nightclub

Address: 919 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 28

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Cabana Lounge

Address: 1159 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 28

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Lions MMA

Address: 1256 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 18 to August 28 (inclusive)

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Banter Room

Address: 1039 Mainland St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 20 to August 27

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


El Furniture Warehouse Granville

Address: 989 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 25 & 26

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Privé Kitchen and Bar

Address: 1001 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 3, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, and 17

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Wreck Beach

Address: Southwest Marine Dr., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 15

Potential exposure time: All day


Bartholomew Bar

Address: 1026 Mainland St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 13, August 14

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Hawksworth Restaurant

Address: 801 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 13

Potential exposure time: 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


IVY Lounge

Address: 3rd Floor - 1161 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 7 to August 9

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


Levels Nightclub

Address: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 4, 6, 7, and 8

Potential exposure time: 9:00 p.m. to closing (3:00 a.m.) on all dates


Pierre's Champagne Lounge

Address: 1028 Hamilton St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): July 31 to August 8

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


West Oak Restaurant

Address: 1035 Mainland St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): July 31 to August 8

Potential exposure time: During operating hours‎


Foot Locker

Address: 919 Robson St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): August 4, August 5

Potential exposure time: During operating hours


PumpJack Pub

Address: 1167 Davie St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): July 31 to August 2

Potential exposure time: During evening and late night hours‎


Lions Bay Beach Park

Address: 60 Lions Bay Ave., Lions Bay, BC

Potential exposure date(s): July 26, 27, 29, 30, and 31

Potential exposure time: During daytime hours


Sandman Suites - Davie Street

Address: 1160 Davie St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): July 7 to 16

Potential exposure time: All times inclusive of exposure dates

News release: COVID-19 notification for Sandman Suites


No5 Orange

Address: 205 Main St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): July 1, 3, 4 and 7

Potential exposure time: During operating hours

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


Hotel Belmont bar and nightclub

Address: 654 Nelson St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): June 27, 29

Potential exposure time: During operating hours

News release: COVID-19 notification for Hotel Belmont bar and nightclub


Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge

Address: 5th Floor, 595 Hornby St., Vancouver, B.C.

Potential exposure date(s): June 21 to 24

Potential exposure time: Between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

News release: COVID-19 notification for Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge (June 21–24)


Business closures

On April 8, 2021, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that when three or more people in a workplace have COVID-19, with likely transmission in the workplace, the workplace will be ordered to close unless it is in the overriding public interest to keep it open. 

With the new Order of the Provincial Health Officer, the closure notice can be served by health authority Environmental Health Officers or WorkSafeBC. The closure will generally be for 10 days, or as otherwise determined by the Medical Health Officer, to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 and to allow time to update and approve the worksite COVID-19 safety plan.

As per provincial direction, workplace closures will be posted publicly on health authority websites. Once businesses are authorized to reopen, the listing will be removed from the website.

Please note, we update this webpage daily on weekdays from Monday to Friday, excluding all public holidays.

No reported closures at this time.

Frequently asked questions - About COVID-19 business closures

COVID-19 transmission can occur in workplaces, including those that serve the public. By closing these workplaces, we can prevent additional workers from becoming infected and taking COVID-19 home to their families and their communities. 

When cases of COVID-19 are identified who worked while infectious to others, Public Health will initiate an investigation to identify and isolate any close workplace contacts. If the public health investigation determines that transmission has occurred at the workplace despite existing COVID-19 safety measures, an Order may be issued closing the workplace to prevent further transmission and to allow time for the workplace to update its COVID-19 safety plan. In the case of complex workplaces (e.g., large construction sites), the closure may be restricted to those parts of the workplace where transmission has occurred or other preventive measures may be implemented.  

Public health investigation prior to closure of a workplace includes interviewing all identified COVID-19 cases and close contacts.  An onsite inspection will be conducted by either Environmental Health Officers or WorkSafeBC as part of the investigation. The determination to close a worksite is made by a Medical Health Officer.

During this closure period, Public Health will continue to follow all COVID-19 cases and their close contacts. Public health may need to inspect the site either during the period the business is closed or at the time of reopening.  

Employers will be required by WorkSafeBC to review their COVID-19 Safety Plan before reopening and make necessary improvements to reduce the risk of workplace transmission.

Public Health will let the employer know as soon as possible if any changes to the initial reopening timeline are expected. 

The decision to close a workplace is the sole responsibility of a Medical Health Officer. Health authority Environmental Health Officers have the authority to deliver closure Orders. The Provincial Health Officer has delegated WorkSafeBC prevention officers to also serve an Order to close the workplace, if directed by a Medical Health Officer. When they do, the WorkSafeBC prevention officer will also provide the employer with materials related to reviewing their COVID-19 Safety Plan and will provide assistance with revision of the safety plans during the closure when asked by employers.  

When a closure Order is issued by an Environmental Health Officer or a WorkSafeBC prevention officer, they will approve a list of people able to enter during the closure for safety and security reasons or to implement COVID-19 prevention measures.  

At the time of closure, Public Health will advise workplace Management of the reason for the closure and the number of identified COVID-19 cases associated with transmission at the worksite. Due to patient confidentiality, the names of cases and close contacts will not be shared unless required for Public Health investigation or decision-making.   

 

Staff members identified as known close contacts of a case by Public Health will need to isolate for a minimum of 14 days after their last exposure to a case and follow Public Health guidance regarding COVID-19 testing.  

Staff members not formally identified as close contacts will be asked to self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and to seek assessment if symptoms develop. They will also be advised to carefully follow all public health guidance and to strictly follow COVID-19 safety plans if they work elsewhere during this period. 

Staff should be encouraged to get vaccinated if they are invited to do so due to their age or as essential workers. Current vaccine supply does not permit vaccination of all staff impacted by workplace closures. 

 

Closures only occur if a cluster of three or more cases is identified at a workplace and transmission is likely to have happened within the workplace, as determined by a Public Health investigation. Most COVID-19 cases acquire infection through household or social exposures and do not transmit it to others at their workplace, therefore the identification of workers with infection at a worksite does not always result in closure. Even if transmission has occurred, some workplaces may be able to remain open or partially open if it is determined a closure would not be in the overriding public interest. Some examples of this could include police and fire stations, health care facilities, grocery stores, schools, daycares, courthouses, distribution hubs for necessary goods and other workplaces as determined by the Medical Health Officer.

 

Resources

For notifications of public exposures related to flights, work sites, cruises, long-distance bus and train travel, and public events, please visit the B.C. Centre for Disease Control public exposures page. For notifications of public exposures from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, visit the Fraser Health public exposures page   Address: 1026 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC         Potential exposure date: August 13, August 14         Potential exposure time: During operating hour



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