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Vancouver Coastal Health warns of potential COVID-19 exposure in Whistler

Last Updated Mar 20, 2020 at 12:29 pm PDT

File photo: Screenshot of 7th Heaven Blackcomb Mountain cam taken Thursday Nov. 22. (Whistler Blackcomb)

The warning goes out to visitors of: Rendez-vous Chalet, The Escape Room, and Dubh Linn Gate Pub

One or more people who tested positive for the virus were in these locations for several hours between March 8 and 13

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver Coastal Health is warning people who were certain locations in Whistler between March 8 and 13 of potential exposure to COVID-19.

According to a letter from the health authority, people should monitor for symptoms if they were at the Rendez-vous Chalet on Blackcomb Mountain on March 9 between 1 and 2 p.m., or on March 10 between noon and 2 p.m.

Anyone who was at the Dubh Linn Gate Pub on March 10 between noon and 3 p.m. is similarly being urged to monitor for fever, cough or other symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

Finally, one or more people who tested positive for the virus were at the Escape Room on March 13 between 1:30 and 4 p.m.

Anyone who was in these locations at these times is being asked to keep their distance from others.

“If you do not have symptoms, there is no risk to you or those around you. You do not need to isolate yourself, visit a doctor, or get tested. However, we recommend you avoid public spaces and places where you cannot easily separate yourself from others,” reads a letter from Vancouver Coastal Health.

Whistler-Blackcomb has closed for the remainder of the season due to concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus.