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Private party at Kelowna hotel leads to possible COVID-19 exposure

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September 11, 2020 - 2:51 PM

Party goers at a Kelowna hotel could have been exposed to COVID-19 recently, according to Interior Health.

"Interior Health is advising several individuals who attended a private party at Hotel Zed in the early hours of Sept. 7 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19," according to an Interior Health news release.

A number of people who gathered in the common area or balcony of the hotel could have been exposed. The individuals who attended the party may not have been registered guests. The party took place between midnight and 3:30 a.m., according to Interior Health.

Public Health officials are asking people who attended this party to self-monitor closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested if they have symptoms. Contract tracing is underway and Interior Health will be reaching out directly to those who have been exposed.

Testing is recommended for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including:

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

IH is also reminding the public of COVID-19 precautions, including: staying home and avoiding travel if you have symptoms, keeping a safe distance apart from one another, washing your hands regularly, and not attending gatherings of more than 50 people, and limiting gatherings to the outdoors.

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

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