25 COVID-19 cases now tied to Port Moody pub's trivia night

Feb 25 2021, 4:34 am

There are now 25 COVID-19 cases tied to a Port Moody pub trivia night held earlier this month.

The pub cases include 21 patrons and four staff members, Fraser Health spokesperson Dixon Tam told Daily Hive Wednesday. There are also several more cases in a daycare outbreak that are the result of secondary exposure from a pub patron.

“We can confirm that an event involving a ‘trivia night’ at a pub within the Fraser Health region has resulted in 25 primary cases of COVID-19, as well as numerous secondary cases including an outbreak at a child centre,” Tam said.

He couldn’t confirm specific details about which business it was, but Port Moody pub, St James’s Well, was previously flagged for potential COVID-19 exposure at its February 2 trivia night.

Tam did not comment on whether Fraser Health considers the trivia night a “super spreader” event.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry spoke about a concerning 50-person “games night” at her February 17 news conference. However, she did not explicitly say she was talking about St James’s Well pub.

“We know that of a games night where there were 50 people in an establishment that should not have been having a games night and that 15 people from that event, which is against orders, became infected and spread to several workplaces, to schools, and a childcare centre,” Henry said.


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