Officials name Kelowna hotels with potential coronavirus exposure

Henrietta Strickland
July 13, 2020

Sunday, details about two specific locations were released.

Interior Health has now identified additional locations in Kelowna where exposure to COVID-19 was possible.

Yesterday, on July 11, Interior Health directed individuals who attended gatherings at Discovery Bay Resort (1088 Sunset Dr., Kelowna) from July 1 to 5 and Boyce Gyro Beach Lodge (3519 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna) on July 1 to also monitor themselves for symptoms.

Anyone who frequented the downtown Kelowna area during that period or who may have attended any holiday events was asked to monitor for symptoms.

Interior Health is continuing contact tracing and will directly contact anyone who they learn has been exposed.

In a media release Friday, Interior Health is advising individuals who attended gatherings in the Kelowna downtown and waterfront areas from June 25 to July 6 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

"There was concern when we went to Phase 3 and started to open up our communities to visitors from the rest of the province and elsewhere that this could potentially happen", he said.

As a reminder, coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue, body aches, and diarrhea.

Officials are warning of possible COVID-19 exposure after an individual on board an Air Canada flight this month tested positive for the virus.

IH reminds everyone of the importance of staying home and avoiding travel if you have symptoms, even mild ones.

A number of the infected individuals had attended private gatherings and business, such as restaurants and bars, between June 25 and July 6. IH continues to work with other jurisdictions to determine the source of disease for these cases.

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