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COVID-19 exposure warning issued for Burnaby barber shop

The date in question is April 15
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Fraser Health is warning about a possible public COVID-19 at a Barber shop in Burnaby.

The exposure is listed as Fresh Cuts Barber Shop at 4743 Hastings St. The date listed for the possible exposure is April 15 from noon to 8 p.m.

“Public Health recommends self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 if you were at Fresh Cuts Barber Shop,” said a notice by Fraser Health about the April 15 date.

Fraser Health also recently closed down four more Burnaby businesses for 10 days each due to COVID-19.

That’s according to the updated "Workplace Closures" section of its website to reflect business shut-down ordered Friday through Sunday in its region, which spans from Delta to Burnaby and across the Fraser Valley. 

Included on the list is the head office for Bonny's Taxi Ltd.: 5759 Sidley St., Burnaby.

South Burnaby's Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness has issued a statement cautioning members that a possible exposure took place at the gym on April 5. Currently the local gym chain has three locations closed by Fraser Health, including its Brentwood location in North Burnaby; a fourth location, in Surrey, remains open to members. 

These are the other two Burnaby sites closed by Fraser Health:

  • Lennox Industries - Burnaby: 2962 Lake City Way, Burnaby
  • Peregrine Retail Design Manufacturing - Burnaby: 3131 Production Way, Burnaby

Last week, a Burnaby grocery store and an office for CDI College were both added to the workplace list before being taken off.

The closures reflect instances where three or more COVID-19 cases are linked to a given location, and the businesses include gyms, retail stores, and industrial sites, as well as offices and fast-food restaurants.

None of the businesses are also listed as COVID-19 "public exposure" sites by Fraser Health, however, some of the businesses that deal with the public may have announced the closure and/or notified members or shoppers, for example, elsewhere. 

Fraser Health explains the process for businesses prior to re-opening, which takes generally about 10 days:  "During this closure period, Public Health will continue to follow all COVID-19 cases and their close contacts. Public health may need to inspect the site either during the period the business is closed or at the time of reopening."

Once businesses are re-opened, Fraser Health will remove them from the listings.