Vancouver Coastal Health is warning about a possible COVID-19 exposure at a bar and club in Vancouver.
VCH is notifying people who visited the bar and nightclub areas of the Hotel Belmont (654 Nelson St) about a possible exposure during the nights of Monday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 29.
Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 attended these areas of the Hotel Belmont on those dates.
There is, however, no known risk to anyone who attended the Hotel Belmont outside these two dates, and there is no ongoing risk to the community.
People who visited the bar and nightclub areas of the Hotel Belmont during the nights of Monday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 29 are asked 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 don’t develop symptoms, testing is not recommended.
If there are symptoms, VCH asks people to seek COVID-19 testing and self-isolate immediately. They are being asked to call ahead and wear a mask when seeking testing.
According to VCH, 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.
Speak to a Public Health staff at 604-675-3900 if you have any questions.