COVID-19 in B.C.: Two worksites and two pubs in Metro Vancouver with possible exposures or outbreaks

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      Regional health authorities in the Lower Mainland have announced potential COVID-19 public exposure events at two pubs in Vancouver and one workplace in Surrey, and a community outbreak at a Langley factory.

      Fraser Health has declared a new community outbreak at glass manufacturer Vitrum Glass (9785–201 Street) in Langley, where 44 employees tested positive as of March 13.

      In addition, Fraser Health listed Universal Kitchen Cabinets (7551 134A Street) in Surrey as having potential exposures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 1 and 2, and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 3.

      Meanwhile, Vancouver Coastal Health has listed two bars and pubs as having potential COVID-19 exposure events that are deemed “low risk” but are asking anyone present to monitor themselves for symptoms.

      One is the Blarney Stone (216 Carrall Street) in Vancouver’s Gastown, where potential exposures took place during operating hours on March 5.

      Another potential exposure occurred at Bimini’s Beer Hall (2010 W 4th Avenue) in Kitsilano in Vancouver during operating hours on March 6.

      Anyone who was at these locations during the specified time periods is asked to monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days. Anyone who develops symptoms should immediately self-isolate and call your doctor or 811 about testing.

      There isn’t any risk to those who were present outside of the specified times.

      For today's COVID-19 update, see this article.

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