While British Columbians may be eager to hit the slopes across the province, a number of COVID-19 outbreaks and exposure events have been taking place at several ski destinations.
Today (January 27), Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) added three more food and beverage establishments in Whistler to its list of public exposure events.
All potential exposures took place at the following locations during operating hours:
- Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub (170–4320 Sundial Crescent, Whistler) from January 1 to 27;
- Buffalo Bill’s Bar and Grill (4122 Village Green, Whistler) from January 4 to 27;
- Black’s Pub (7-4340 Sundial Place, Whistler) from January 5 to 27.
As reported yesterday, VCH listed potential exposures occurring during operating hours at the Longhorn Saloon (4280 Mountain Square, Whistler) from January 16 to 25.
Before that, two other restaurants were listed with exposure events:
- Hy's Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar (4308 Main Street, Whistler) during operating hours on January 13 and January 15 to 16;
- El Furniture Warehouse (4314 Main Street, Whistler) during operating hours on January 12 and January 14 to January 21.
Last week, Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton had issued a statement on January 21 to ask for everyone’s cooperation in practising health precautions due to rapid increases in new cases during the preceding week.
Yesterday (January 26), Interior Health said that there were 225 cases involved in the community cluster at Big White Mountain near Kelowna.
Today, Interior Health declared a community cluster at Fernie, where 83 people have tested positive since January 1.