VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A COVID-19 exposure alert has been issued for Vancouver’s Wreck Beach earlier this month.
The health authority says the risk is believed to be low, but anyone who was at the beach on Aug. 15 is being asked to self-monitor for symptoms.
While the health authority didn’t have more information to offer, the exposure date is the same night a crowded drum circle gathered on the beach.
#WreckBeach is the latest #Vancouver hotspot under criticism. The video, shot Saturday, shows some of the beachgoers are being mindful of physical distancing rules, but it’s less clear wether the crowd around the drum circle is doing the same. @CityNewsVAN @NEWS1130 @BT_Vancouver https://t.co/9A1f5PG1e2 pic.twitter.com/48nlv3sHpT
— Ashley Grace Burr (@AshleyBurr_) August 16, 2020
B.C. announced its highest daily count of cases, with 124 new infections in a 24-hour period Friday.