COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kelowna church service

Attendees of Calvary Chapel Kelowna’s Sept. 13 morning service may have been exposed

Interior Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at a Kelowna church, advising that attendees of a morning service earlier this month may have been exposed.

In a release issued Saturday, the health authority said anyone who attended the morning church service at Calvary Chapel Kelowna on Sept. 13 may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Four people are connected to the outbreak to date, with the latest three cases identified on Friday (Sept. 25) and Saturday (Sept. 26).

IH is asking anyone who was in the Ann Rauser Hall within the building at 2870 Benvoulin Road for the 10:30 a.m. live service to self-isolate until end of the day Sunday, Sept. 27, and to get tested if they display symptoms of the virus.

Those who were inside the church’s library for the morning televised service are asked to monitor for signs of COVID-19 and get tested if they begin to show symptoms.

IH noted that physical distancing and other safety measures were in place at the church.

People seeking a test should call their primary care provider or the nearest Interior Health community testing and assessment centre.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Other milder symptoms may include: runny nose, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes.

READ MORE: Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
Email me at Brendan.Shykora@vernonmorningstar.com
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