VANCOUVER Coastal Health on Monday announced that people who visited the bar and nightclub areas of the Hotel Belmont at 654 Nelson Street, Vancouver, about a possible exposure to COVID-19 during the nights of Saturday, June 27 and Monday, June 29.
Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 attended these areas of the Hotel Belmont on those dates. There is no known risk to anyone who attended the Hotel Belmont outside these two dates. There is no ongoing risk to the community.
As a precaution, VCH said it is advising people who attended the bar and nightclub areas of the Hotel Belmont during the nights of Saturday, June 27 and Monday, June 29 to monitor themselves for 14 days. As long as they remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and they should continue with their usual daily activities. If they have no symptoms, testing is not recommended because it is not accurate or useful. If they develop any of these symptoms of COVID-19, seek COVID-19 testing and immediately self-isolate. Call ahead and wear a mask when seeking testing.
COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person who is sick coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread when a healthy person touches an object or surface (e.g., a doorknob or a table) with the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands. Most people who get COVID-19 have only mild disease, but a few people can get very sick and may need to go to hospital. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, runny nose, sore throat loss of smell and/or diarrhea.
If you are concerned you may have been exposed and have questions, you can speak to Public Health staff at 604-675-3900.
For general information about COVID-19 visit:
· Vancouver Coastal Health COVID-19 page http://www.vch.ca/covid-19