This is the letter that was received this morning from Interior Health. It was forwarded to all the curlers that attended, our membership, all staff, the media and our board of directors.
We had 192 people attend the spiel which started on Thursday, March 12th. The bonspiel was allowed to continued after the provincial health officer mandated gatherings of less than 250 people on Friday. That limit was changed to a maximum of 50 people following the event. Signs were put up to encourage curlers not to shake hands before and after games as is customary.
This message is to notify you that you may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 during the Sportsman’s Curling Bonspiel in Kamloops. As a result, Interior Health is requiring that you self-isolate for 14 days from your exposure and to monitor for symptoms. If you experience any symptoms, please call 811 and or check your symptoms on line at https://covid19.thrive.health/ If you need medical care for your symptoms please call ahead to alert your provider.
If you develop symptoms during your 14 day home isolation, please continue your home isolation for 10 days from onset of symptoms – as long as you are feeling well and no longer have a fever, runny nose and sore throat.
For more information you can call 1-888-COVID-19 or text 604-030-0300 for non-medical COVID-19 questions and 8-1-1 for medical COVID-19 questions.
Kristen Hanson, RN, BN, MA
Communicable Disease Specialist
Interior Health Communicable Disease Unit
1440 14th Ave, Vernon, BC V1B 2T1
Toll Free: 1-866-778-7736
Intake Line: (250) 549-6315
Fax: (250) 549-6310