VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A COVID-19 exposure warning was issued Wednesday for a Vancouver mixed martial arts academy.
The public exposure occurred between Aug. 18 to 28 during operating hours at Lions MMA, located at 1256 Granville Street.
“The possible exposures listed on the site are believed to be low risk, but we’re asking anyone who was at Lions MMA during operating hours on those days to self-monitor themselves for symptoms,” says a release from Vancouver Coastal.
“Due to a recently drastic increase in Vancouver COVID numbers and some possible contacts at the gym, we have made the difficult decision to close the gym starting Saturday through to next Tuesday, following the long weekend. We will be reopening on Sept. 8,” the academy says on his website.
“This is not a decision we come to easily but it is one that we stand behind with confidence. No one is forcing us to close, this is a decision that we are making as a team in light of the increases and the additional safety measures we want to put in place at the gym.”
Lions MMA is one of 12 current exposure warnings listed by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
Another was issued Tuesday for the El Furniture Warehouse on Granville St. It happened Aug. 25 and 26 during operating hours.
The Fraser Health Authority currently lists three public exposures to COVID-19.
As of Tuesday, B.C. has recorded 5,848 cases, with 1,124 being active.
NEW: Anyone who was at Lions MMA – a kickboxing school – along Granville St. near Davie from Aug. 18-28 inclusive during operating hours should watch to see if they develop symptoms of #COVID19, according to @VCHhealthcare.
— Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) September 2, 2020
Another 2,761 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
To date, 209 people in B.C. have died from COVID-19, while the recovery rate is 77 per cent.
The number of people hospitalized in the province is 31, with 10 in intensive care.