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4 COVID-19 cases reported at Penticton Curling Club

FILE PHOTO - The Penticton Curling Club has been forced to shut down operations after four members tested positive for COVID-19.
November 30, 2020 - 4:53 PM

The Penticton Curling Club has closed its doors after four members tested positive for COVID-19.

Penticton Curling Club manager Chris Jones says they shut down the facility, Nov. 24, and will be closed until at least Dec. 7 impacting roughly 450 members.

Jones says he spoke to Interior Health this afternoon, Nov. 30, and says the health agency will be in touch with him when contact tracing begins.

So far, the curling club has followed all the protocols required by Interior Health.

“We’re not the only ones getting it in town. How we got here, we don’t know. It’s unfortunate anyone is sick from it,” Jones says.

He believes the four members who tested positive are “doing OK” so far.

Giant’s Head Elementary in Summerland issued a letter to parents last night, Nov. 29, to provide notice a member of the school tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure is the first involving a school community member testing positive in Okanagan Skaha school district.

The school district said in an email this afternoon the potential exposure dates are Nov. 23, 24, 25 and 26. The school board continues to partner with Interior Health to monitor the situation.

Interior Health is carrying out contact tracing, and making a determination as to who might have been in contact with the person who tested positive while they were infectious.

The Penticton Vees hockey team also announced one of their players tested positive over the weekend for COVID-19, sending the entire hockey team into a two-week quarantine.

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