Possible coronavirus exposure at Vancouver restaurant, warns health authority

Mar 16 2020, 5:16 pm

Vancouver Coastal Health says a possible exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred at a downtown Vancouver restaurant.

According to VCH, a person who has tested positive for coronavirus worked at the Showcase Restaurant and Bar, located at 1122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown. The possible exposure is said to have taken place on March 10, 11, or 13 between 10: 30 am to 6 pm.

“The person had mild, non-respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 during this time,” said VCH, adding that public health officials have determined that the risk to people in the restaurant is low.

“Any possible exposures were restricted to the restaurant on those specific dates and times,” said VCH. ”

“There was no risk to anyone outside of those times or to anyone else who may have visited any other part of the hotel.”

The individual is now self-isolating and recovering at home. VCH adds that the case is linked to travel and “other known cases which have previously been announced.”

“There is no ongoing risk to the community or at the Showcase Restaurant and Bar,” said the health authority.

Today, BC health officials announced three additional deaths related to coronavirus and a total of 103 cases in the province.

With coronavirus on the rise, BC public health authorities are reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.