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COVID-19 exposure at Penticton Indian Band facility

Penticton Indian Band offices are closed following a reported COVID-19 exposure on Jan. 25 and 26, the band reported today, Jan. 28, 2021.
January 28, 2021 - 2:54 PM

The offices at the Penticton Indian Band have been closed following a COVID-19 exposure.

Penticton Indian Band offices and facilities have been temporarily closed, according to a band media release, after a potential COVID-19 exposure was reported within band facilities.

The potential exposure dates were Jan. 25 and 26.

Office staff will be working from home until Monday, Feb. 1, in order for disinfecting of the offices and contact tracing to be completed, the band says.

Anyone determined to be a direct contact will be asked to self-isolate immediately for 14 days from the last date of contact. Those persons will also be prioritized for COVID-19 testing.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate immediately and be prioritized for testing whether or not that person accessed areas of potential exposure.

Symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals who may have had potential COVID-19 exposure and who are at increased health risk will also be prioritized for testing at Snxastwilxtn Centre.

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