Positive COVID-19 test at Qualicum Beach Legion

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach closed on Friday due to a positive COVID-19 test in a member.

“The executive has made the decision to close the branch for at least 10 days starting today. (Re-Opening Monday Nov 23). We are checking into the type of cleaning that is required now that we have had a positive test,” said branch vice-president Ben Villeneuve in a statement published on the branch’s website.

Island Health called the exposure low risk and it has initiated contact tracing to identify staff and public who need to self-isolate.

People who were at the Legion Nov. 7 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 between 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. have been identified as possibly having a low-risk exposure to the virus. They do not need to self-isolate, according to Island Health. 

“A low-risk exposure means you were not in close proximity to an infectious person for an extended period of time and are unlikely to develop COVID-19 symptoms,” said Michael McKinley, regional communicable disease consultant for Island Health, in a self-monitoring letter acquired by Oceanside News.

The self-monitoring letter was sent by Island Health Nov. 13.

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