The B.C. government has released a new infographic that informs people how quickly coronavirus (COVID-19) can spread after a pub trivia night.
The Province took to Twitter Tuesday (March 2) to share the image, which shows how one person who is for positive COVID-19 and attends a pub trivia night can have devastating consequences for a community.
"It only takes one person and one night for COVID-19 to spread quickly," reads the post. "By limiting our social interactions and following public health restrictions, we can help keep our schools, daycares and communities safe."
While only one person who was positive for the virus attended the event, the infographic shows that a total of 296 people were exposed to COVID-19 and required to self-isolate at home.
It only takes one person and one night for COVID-19 to spread quickly. By limiting our social interactions and following public health restrictions, we can help keep our schools, daycares and communities safe. #CovidBC— BC Government News (@BCGovNews) March 2, 2021
"Superspreader" event at Port Moody pub
The visual tool was created following a "superspreader" event in the Fraser Health Authority at a Port Moody pub that provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said resulted in more than 300 people being affected.
“We talked last week about the event at a pub. That led to over 300 people being affected, including transmission in a day care, transmission in a school, transmission in a number of other workplaces and in families.
“These are the chains of transmission we need to stop as soon as we can and that’s why we pay attention to not only the overall numbers and how they’re moving but numbers in different communities and where those transmission events are happening,” Henry said during a press briefing.
The Province says no event should be happening at any establishment, including at restaurants right now. Any restaurant hosting an event or advertising an event is in breach of the Gathering and Events Order. "We're not seeing transmission in regulated spaces when the rules are followed."
Back in the fall, B.C. health officials issued a number of infographics that show how fast the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads. Since then, they have released a few more, which illustrate other ways the virus can spread through communities.
--With files from Diane Strandberg.