Vancouver Coastal Health is notifying people who visited the No5 Orange about a possible exposure to COVID-19 during the evening of Wednesday, July 1.
In a release, VCH states that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the club - located at 205 Main Street - on that date. However, there is no known risk to anyone who attended the No5 Orange outside that date. In addition, there is no ongoing risk to the community.
At this time, there is no evidence that this exposure is linked to recent ones at Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge or the Hotel Belmont.
As a precaution, the health authority advises anyone who attended the No5 Orange on July 1 to monitor themselves for 14 days. As long as they remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and they should continue with their usual daily activities.
If you have no symptoms, testing is not recommended because it is not accurate or useful. If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please seek testing and immediately self-isolate. Please call ahead and wear a mask when seeking testing.
Yesterday, VCH notified people who visited the bar and nightclub areas of the Hotel Belmont about a possible exposure to COVID-19 during the nights of Saturday, June 27 and Monday, June 29.
Prior to that, the health authority warned of a possible exposure to COVID-19 to people who were at Brandi's Exotic Show Lounge between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. from June 21 to 24. It says a number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 attended the lounge on those dates. However, the club has since passed a health inspection and reopened.
COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person who is sick coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread when a healthy person touches an object or surface (e.g. a doorknob or a table) with the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands. Most people who get COVID-19 have only mild disease, but a few people can get very sick and may need to go to hospital. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell and/or diarrhea.