Vancouver Coastal Health warns of potential COVID-19 exposure at nightclubs on 3 Granville Street

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Vancouver Coastal Health issued a warning about potential exposure to COVID-19 at three nightclubs on Granville Street at the end of August.People who were in the Studio Lounge, Nightclub and Cabana Lounge on August 28 during opening hours are being warned to self-monitor for symptoms of the virus.

Guests of The Compound / Heaven who were at the nightclub on August 29 between 9:45 p.m. and 1 a.m. are also encouraged to self-monitor.

A statement from VCH said the possible exposures are considered low risk.

At the end of July, British Columbia implemented new measures at restaurants, bars and nightclubs in British Columbia after a number of exhibition events. Under the new measures, all customers must be seated, self-serve alcohol is not available (meaning no bar orders) and dance floors are closed.

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Administrator Dr Bonnie Henry announced 121 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Friday afternoon and urged people to maintain a balance between fun and caution this long weekend.

New modeling presented on Thursday showed that a spike in infections in younger people has lowered the median age of those who contract COVID-19 to 41. The number of hospitalizations and deaths is lower than in April and May as the youngest are now contracting the virus.

The overall infection curve is on the rise with a record 124 infections in one day announced by health officials on August 28.

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