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Kamloops curling tournament attendees told to self-isolate after person tests positive for COVID-19

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March 22, 2020 - 2:15 PM

Interior Health is asking anyone who attended the Sportsman’s Curling Bonspiel in Kamloops to self-isolate.

An individual tested positive for COVID-19 during the tournament, according to Interior Heath in an emailed statement.

"As a result, Interior Health is requiring that you self-isolate for 14 days from your exposure and to monitor for symptoms.  If you experience any symptoms, please call 811 and or check your symptoms on line at https://covid19.thrive.health/.  If you need medical care for your symptoms please call ahead to alert your provider," Kristen Hanson, communication disease specialist, said in the IH statement.

Rob Nordin, with the Kamloops Curling Club, said 192 people attended the spiel which started Thursday, March 12.   

"The bonspiel was allowed to continued after the provincial health officer mandated gatherings of less than 250 people on Friday.  That limit was changed to a maximum of 50 people following the event.  Signs were put up to encourage curlers not to shake hands before and after games as is customary," he said.

Interior Heath is asking that if you develop symptoms during your 14 day home isolation, "to continue your home isolation for 10 days from onset of symptoms – as long as you are feeling well and no longer have a fever, runny nose and sore throat," Hanson said in the statement.

For more information you can call 1-888-COVID-19 or text 604-030-0300 for non-medical COVID-19 questions and 8-1-1 for medical COVID-19 questions.

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