Patrons who visited an East Vancouver restaurant over the weekend may have been exposed to COVID-19, Vancouver Coastal Health warns.
The health authority on Thursday added Park Drive to its current public exposures list. According to VCH, the potential exposure took place at the 1815 Commercial Drive restaurant on Saturday, Sept. 26 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
While officials say the locations and times included on the public exposures page are believed to be low risk, Public Health continues to ask anyone who has visited any of the listed locations on the specified dates and times to monitor themselves for symptoms "out of an abundance of caution". There is no known risk to anyone who attended any listed locations, including Park Drive Restaurant, outside of those specified dates and times.
As VCH explains, COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person who is sick with the virus coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread when a healthy person touches an object or surface (for example, a doorknob or a table) with the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include, among others, fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell and/or diarrhea. While the majority of people who contract COVID-19 will have only a mild illness, some people can get very sick and may need to go to hospital.
If those who visited a location flagged for possible COVID-19 exposure remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate, and those individuals can continue with their usual daily activities.
COVID-19 public exposure notification for Park Drive restaurant (1815 Commercial Dr.)— Vancouver Coastal Health (@VCHhealthcare) October 1, 2020
📅 Sept 26
⏲️ Between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
This possible exposure is believed to be low risk, but if you visited on these dates, please self-monitor for symptoms: https://t.co/e0aLfT61oi pic.twitter.com/ihpZLMhRod