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Kelowna gym reports possible case of COVID-19

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/World Gym
July 17, 2020 - 9:22 AM

A person with COVID-19 may have used the World Gym facility in Kelowna last week.

The gym, located at 100A - 2339 Highway 97 North in Kelowna, said in a Facebook post it had been notified by the Interior Health Authority that a "potentially infectious" person had been in its location on July 9 and 10.

"As a community and a team we have been working diligently to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus," World Gym said in the social media post. "At this point, we have not been informed that any other member, or staff members have presented any symptoms."

World Gym is asking anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to stay home and it plans to continue its practice "stringent protocols, increased cleaning regimes and constant safety measures."

Interior Health communications officer Susan Duncan said the authority does not speak to general cases and will only name locations if there is a significant risk of exposure and timely contact tracing isn't possible.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said during her COVID-19 update yesterday, July 17, 18 people in Kelowna had tested positive for COVID-19 following exposures earlier this month. A number of people with COVID-19 partied at Kelowna resort hotels around Canada Day.

READ MORE: COVID-19 exposure possible at Kelowna's Cactus Club and Pace Spin Studio

Interior Health in the past has outlined the following COVID-19 exposure precautions:

• Stay home and avoid travel if you have symptoms, even mild ones.
• Maintain physical distancing (two metres apart) and use masks when distancing is not possible.
• Wash your hands regularly and do not touch your face.
• Do not plan or attend gatherings of more than 50 people. Limit gatherings to out of doors whenever possible.

Testing for COVID-19 is available to all those who need it, but testing is not required for those who do not have symptoms. Testing is by appointment only, call your primary care provider or the closest Interior Health community testing centre. If people are unsure, they should take the self-assessment available on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website here.

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