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The warning is dealt with to those at events in the Kelowna downtown and waterside locations in between June 25 and July 6
KELOWNA (NEWS 1130)– Interior Health provided a sweeping COVID-19 warning for Kelowna on Friday.
The health authority is asking those who participated in “gatherings in the Kelowna downtown and waterfront locations” between June 25 and July 6 to keep track of for symptoms, “provided the variety of cases and possible places involved.”
” This advisory comes after Interior Health’s contagious illness unit has been made aware of a variety of favorable COVID-19 cases attending personal gatherings and checking out organisations (restaurants, bars, etc.) over these dates. Of particular concern are larger Canada Day and vacation weekend events,” checks out a release from Interior Health.
The warning says eight cases have been identified up until now, six in individuals who do not reside in the area.
Contact tracing is underway, and anyone who was exposed to a positive case will be contacted and asked to self-isolate for 14 days.
Signs include cough, fever, shortness of breath, and loss of taste or smell.
” Testing is not advised for individuals who have no symptoms. People seeking a test needs to call their medical care service provider (family physician or nurse specialist) or the closest Interior Health community screening and assessment centre,” the statement states.