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Interior Health announces potential COVID-19 exposures at Revelstoke restaurant

Zala's Restaurant in Revelstoke.
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December 26, 2020 - 8:49 AM

A Revelstoke restaurant has temporarily closed and some of its patrons are being asked to self-isolate after a COVID-19 exposure.

People who visited Zala’s, located at 1601 Victoria Rd., between Dec. 12 to 15 are asked to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of their visit, according to a press release from Interior Health.

Potential exposure notifications are released by Interior Health when the health authority cannot confidently contact trace each individual who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

This restaurant has voluntarily closed and is working with Interior Health to ensure a safe reopening in the future.

Interior Health is seeing ongoing cases in the community and in other communities across Interior Health. Public Health continues to have staff in Revelstoke working with local businesses to ensure they have the information they need to have appropriate safety protocols in place to reduce the risk to patrons.

READ MORE: 582 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. on Christmas Eve

Public Health routinely follows up with confirmed cases and close contacts directly to advise on self-isolation, according to the press release.

For information on self-isolation, see the B.C. Centre for Disease Control guide to self-isolation if you do not have COVID-19 or respiratory symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Other milder symptoms may include: runny nose, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes.

As long as customers remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, they can return to their routine activities 14 days after the date of their visit.

Testing is available for people with new or worsening COVID-19 symptoms. Seek a test immediately if you have one or more of these key symptoms:

• Fever and chills
• Cough
• Loss of sense of taste or smell
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

You can book an appointment online through the COVID-19 test booking form.


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