Qualicum Bay pub reports COVID-19 exposure after ‘several’ people test positive

Qualicum Bay pub reports COVID-19 exposure after 'several' people test positive

A Qualicum Bay pub is warning people about a recent COVID-19 exposure event after “several” individuals tested positive for the deadly virus.

Crown and Anchor Roadhouse Pub, located on Island Highway West, announced on social media Sunday that an exposure event occurred at the establishment on March 25.

The pub says multiple people have since tested positive for COVID-19 and is urging attendees to monitor for symptoms.

“If you attended that day, please monitor yourself for symptoms as several people have tested positive,” the establishment said in its post on Facebook.

The exposure is not listed on Island Health’s website and it is unclear exactly how many cases are linked to the March 25 event.

The pub along with its wine and beer store has been closed since new temporary restrictions on indoor dining were introduced by the provincial government last month.

In an e-mailed statement to CHEK News, Island Health said they have not issued a public exposure warning about the pub and “wouldn’t normally comment on specific cases” due to patient privacy.

“Island Health will provide updates on the locations and times of known possible exposures to COVID-19 to the public when we have been unable to reach or identify all individuals potentially exposed via contact tracing,” the health authority said.

Questions regarding the number of infections related to the exposure at the pub were not answered.

CHEK News has reached out to Crown and Anchor for comment.

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