Notification of potential COVID exposure at 4/30/23 worship
(Email sent to parish on 5/3/23)
Dear St. John’s parishioners,
We are emailing to let you know that we were notified late morning today (Wednesday) that 3 persons who were at this past Sunday’s (4/30/23) worship have since tested positive for COVID. We normally send out a notification in the case of 3 or more family units testing positive, and especially given the upcoming Spring Tea we thought a notification was especially important.
As per provincial health guidelines at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation/close-contacts, at this stage in the pandemic, those who may have been in close contact with someone testing positive are not required to self-isolate or take any special measures. It is recommended that they simply watch for symptoms and isolate if they develop symptoms. A close contact is “someone who has been near a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes when health and safety measures were not in place or were insufficient.”
We recommend therefore that all who attended 4/30/23 Sunday worship in-person monitor themselves for symptoms and stay home and isolate should you develop any symptoms. You may also look at the page http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/when-to-get-a-covid-19-test for guidance on when additional COVID testing may be needed.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, Deacon Anne Anchor, or Wardens Ruby Ng or Rich Thompson with any questions.
Vivian (on behalf of the Clergy-Wardens team)
The Rev. Vivian Lam
August 11, 2023
April 05, 2023
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