Health officials expand warning for coronavirus exposure at Yaletown restaurant

Aug 31 2020, 2:07 pm

After warning of the potential for coronavirus exposure at the Yaletown restaurant last week, Vancouver Coastal Health officials have expanded the advisory for patrons of Banter Room on Mainland Street.

The health authority originally issued a public exposure notification on Wednesday about Banter Room, located at 1039 Mainland Street.

The original dates for potential exposure were August 20, 21, and 22. Now, VCH has expanded that warning to include all those who visited the establishment up to – and including – August 25. The potential exposure took place “during operating hours.”

The health authority said in a recent Instagram post that it understands exposure notifications can be stressful for the people they apply to.

“It’s normal to feel worried if you’ve been to one of these locations during dates indicated. These exposures are believed to be low risk.”


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People who visited Banter Room on the dates mentioned should monitor themselves for coronavirus symptoms for 14 days and get tested if they begin feeling ill. Anyone who gets tested should self-isolate while they wait for results.

Common symptoms of coronavirus include cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, and loss of smell or taste.

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