COVID-19 public exposure notices issued for 2 Sidney cafes

COVID-19 public exposure notices issued for 2 Sidney cafes

Island Health is alerting the public to possible public COVID-19 exposures at two Sidney cafes between Aug. 20 and Aug. 22.

Anyone who visited the following two locations at the specified times and dates is asked to monitor for symptoms:

  • 10 Acres Cafe & Market at the Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa (NOT The Pier restaurant), 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, B.C. The dates and times are Thursday, Aug. 20 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Friday, August 21 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Mary’s Bleue Moon Cafe. The cafe is located at 9535 Canora Road, Sidney, B.C. The times and dates are Friday, Aug. 21 between 4 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 22 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. OR between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The 10 Acres company confirmed earlier Tuesday that one of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19. 

Then on Tuesday evening, Mary’s Bleue Moon Cafe said one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. The cafe noted an additional date the staff member worked, Aug. 18 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mary’s Bleue Moon Cafe was closed Tuesday and will also be closed Wednesday for cleaning.

We have found out today that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID This staff member was working on…

Posted by Mary's Bleue Moon on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Island Health said the possible exposure  listed are believed to be low risk but, out of an abundance of caution, the health authority is asking people to monitor for symptoms.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough or worsening of chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle aches

While less common, symptoms can also include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Dizziness, confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rashes or discoloration of fingers or toes.

Testing is recommended for anyone with cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones. The B.C. COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool is also available for anyone that develops symptoms and can be used to help determine if you need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.

Island Health reported two new cases on Tuesday, both in the southern Vancouver Island region. There are 15 active cases in the health authority and no hospitalizations.

Island Health's COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 25, 2020. (Island Health)

Island Health’s COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 25, 2020. (Island Health)

Earlier on Tuesday, BC Ferries confirmed one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. Twist Salon in Langford also confirmed Tuesday a stylist had tested positive.

Later on Tuesday, BC Ferries said the employee who tested positive for COVID-19 has now completed contact tracing and a health authority has determined that there were “no contacts involving risk or re-transmission to either fellow employees or the public.”

Last week,  Chatters Hair Salon, located in the Westshore Town Centre, announced it would close its doors until Aug. 24, after a stylist tested positive for COVID-19.

Milestones in downtown Victoria also closed for cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week but has since reopened.

Il Falcone, at 536 6th Street in Courtenay, has also temporarily closed until Sept. 3 due to a possible COVID-19 exposure.

The restaurant says Island Health has instructed the staff at Il Falcone to self-isolate for two weeks from Aug. 16 and they are in the process of contacting everyone to cancel upcoming reservations for Aug.  27-30.

ISLAND HEALTH POSSIBLE COVID EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION Temporary Closure August 27 – 30, 2020Dear friends and family of…

Posted by Il Falcone on Monday, August 24, 2020

Il Falcone is listed as a possible COVID-19 exposure on the Island Health website. Anyone who went to the restaurant on Aug. 16 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. is asked to monitor for symptoms.

“Island Health will provide updates on the locations and times of known possible exposures to COVID-19 to the public in our region when we have been unable to reach or identify all individuals potentially exposed via contact tracing. A close contact exposure means face-to-face contact for an extended period of time while a person is infectious,” Island Health’s website states.



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