A large camping party this past weekend in B.C.'s interior has its health authority concerned.
Interior Health sent out a notice today (Sept. 16) about a group of roughly 150 people who took part in a camping event at the Bombi Summit between Castlegar and Salmo on Sept. 12 and 13.
“In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic when we learn that people have participated in large gatherings, IH urges participants to self-monitor for COVID symptoms and get testing should they develop,” the notice states.
Interior Health says there has been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to the event so far, but the possibility of exposure "is increased significantly when large groups gather. We urge everyone to keep their bubbles small and reduce their number of close contacts."
The health authority says people should not be attending or planning gatherings of more than 50 people.
Testing is recommended for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including:
- 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.