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Two Kelowna automotive businesses closed because of COVID transmission

May 10, 2021 - 2:30 PM

The parts and services department at Kelowna Toyota has been ordered closed by Interior Health because of COVID-19 transmission.

It’s one of five businesses in the Interior Health region closed under new health orders issued April 12.

The closure at the Toyota dealership's parts and service department was imposed on May 8 and runs through to May 19.

OK Tire on Dilworth Drive, also in Kelowna, was ordered closed May 7 but is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, May 11, according to the Interior Health Workplace Closures web page.

Such closures are ordered when “public health investigations determine transmission of COVID-19,” Interior Health stated. Closures can be required for 10 days or more but at larger worksites the closures can be limited to specific areas.

Two Summerland businesses have also been closed, both on May 5.

ArtVine Creative Spaces is to remain closed until tomorrow while Tones Hair Design will be closed until May 13.

The only other business in the Interior Health region to be closed under the new regulations is the Cariboo Friendship Centre in Williams Lake. That closure was ordered April 28 and runs through to May 12.

During the closures, WorkSafeBC works with the businesses to review and enhance safety plans, Interior Health said.

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