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Possible COVID exposure at Bard & Banker in Victoria

Island Health reports the incident as on January 23 (6 to 10 pm)

Wednesday February 3, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc., Editor | Island Social Trends

A community exposure has possibly happened at a popular downtown Victoria pub, as announced today by Island Health.

The possible exposure to COVID-19 happened at Bard and Banker, 1022 Government St, Victoria, BC, on January 23 between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

“We ask that anyone who attended the Bard and Banker pub on this date to monitor themselves closely for symptoms. If symptoms develop, self-isolate immediately and seek testing,” says Island Health in a news release.

Contact tracing has been completed, and anyone identified as a close contact has been instructed to self-isolate, says Island Health.

“If you have not been contacted by public health, then please be assured you did not have a high-risk exposure related to this case. No ongoing COVID-19 risk from this exposure has been identified,” it was stated in the release.

This sort of exposure in the mainstream business community highlights the continued risk of going about things that were considered ‘normal’ before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

COVID, Vancouver Island, Feb 3, 2021, positivity rate
COVID case dashboard for Vancouver Island at February 3, 2021 showing a still quite high positivity rate (2.8% at Feb 2). [BC CDC]

If you have symptoms:

Anyone who develops any symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to seek testing and self-isolate. You can find information at islandhealth.ca/covid19.

The Island Health COVID-19 Testing Call Centre is available for individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19: 1-844-901-8442 (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily).

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Island Health COVID exposures (updated by Island Health)