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Big White Ski Resort COVID-19 cluster grows to 225

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January 26, 2021 - 4:48 PM

Big White Ski Resort's COVID-19 cluster continues to grow, and has now reached 225 cases.

Interior Health has identified 11 more COVID-19 cases linked to the community cluster at Big White, bringing the total to 225 since the cluster was declared, according to an IH press release.

Of the 11 new cases, three reside at and/or work at Big White bringing the total number of those cases 139.

There are 21 cases that are active as of Jan. 26.

READ MORE: COVID-19 spreading among staff at Big White, not skiers

Interior Health is asking the Big White community to avoid social gatherings and follow public health orders like physical distancing, regular hand washing and wearing a mask. 

The public health authority continues outreach COVID-19 testing throughout the Big White community and environmental public health inspections of facilities on the hill.

Those who may need to self-isolate due to a positive COVID test, or because of they are a close contact to a case, are being assisted as necessary by Big White Ski Resort, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and Interior Health.

The risk remains low for families and individuals visiting Big White who follow public health guidance. The health authority says it is safe to go to Big White if residents stick to their immediate household bubble and avoid socializing and gathering.

Residents can book a COVID-19 test online here or by calling 1-877-740-7747.

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