Possible exposure to novel coronavius at Merritt's Coldwater Hotel

Public health officials are asking people who were at the Coldwater Hotel Pub on Sept. 19 between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to self-monitor for signs of COVID-19 and to get tested if they begin to exhibit symptoms.

Interior Health is advising anyone who was at the Coldwater Hotel pub on Saturday, Sept. 19, between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. that they may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

Public health officials are asking people at the pub during that time period to self-monitor for signs of COVID-19 and to get tested if they begin to exhibit symptoms. Public health contact tracing is underway and, where possible, Interior Health is reaching out directly to those who have been exposed.

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People seeking a test should call their primary health-care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) or the closest Interior Health community testing and assessment centre, information for which is here.

Testing is recommended for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including:

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Loss of sense of taste or smell
• Other milder symptoms may include: runny nose, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes.
Information on public exposures to COVID-19 within the Interior Health region is available here:  https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/.

Take the COVID-19 self-assessment test at https://bc.thrive.health/.

Answers to frequently asked questions are available on the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control website, available here.

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