West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club temporarily closes due to COVID-19 exposure event

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      A country club in the British Properties on the North Shore has closed indefinitely due to the presence of the coronavirus on its premises.

      Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) sent a letter to the Hollyburn Country Club (950 Cross Creek Road) in West Vancouver, dated October 8, to advise members that anyone who was at the club from October 1 to 6 may have been exposed to COVID-19.

      Anyone present during those dates is advised to monitor themselves for symptoms until October 20.

      While testing for anyone who is asymptomatic is not recommended, anyone who develops symptoms should immediately self-isolate and contact your healthcare provide or call 811 for an assessment.

      Hollyburn Country Club CEO Ed McLaughlin stated in a letter on the club’s website that VCH also ordered the club to close, which it did as of 6 p.m. on October 10 and will remain closed until further notice.

      As VCH continues contact tracing, the club is undergoing cleaning and sanitization.

      The club stated that for privacy reasons, VCH cannot provide information about which departments are affected and the club cannot release the name or names of the individuals who tested positive. However, anyone who is not contacted directly by VCH is at little or no risk.

      The club is not included on VCH's list of public exposure events on its website but was previously reported by news outlets. 

      The 42-acre sports club has 25 tennis courts, seven squash courts, two swimming pools, fitness facilities, three ice sheets, seven badminton courts, pickleball courts, a wellness centre, and more.

      In other COVID-19 news from the North Shore, VCH closed its testing site at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver on October 7 and opened a new site at the Capilano Claim Centre (255 Lloyd Avenue) on October 8. 

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