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Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at pub in Merritt hotel

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September 23, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Interior Health says there has been a potential COVID-19 exposure at a Merritt pub.

The agency is advising that anyone who went to the pub in the Coldwater Hotel on Sept. 19 between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to an Interior Health press release.

Public health officials are asking people at the pub during this time period to self-monitor for COVID-19 signs and to get tested if they begin to exhibit symptoms. Public health contact tracing is underway and, where possible, Interior Health is reaching out directly to individuals who have been exposed.

Testing is recommended for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. Other milder symptoms may include a runny nose, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes.

Those seeking a test should call their primary care provider or the closest Interior Health community testing and assessment centre.

Interior Health is reminding everyone to follow these COVID-19 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.

Information on public exposures to COVID-19 within the Interior Health region is available here.

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