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Northern Health issues COVID-19 exposure warning involving Prince George's Active Support Against Poverty

Anyone who visited between Jan. 19-21 is asked to monitor for symptoms
Active Support Against Poverty (ASAP) on Sixth Avenue in Prince George.

Northern Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure alert for a Prince George shelter. 

The health authority says in a statement that anyone who visited Active Support Against Poverty in Prince George between Jan. 19 and 21 to self-monitor for symptoms. 

"Public health officials are asking people who visited the shelter during this time period, to take extra care to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until February 5, 2021," the statement reads. 

"Public health contact tracing is underway and, where possible, NH is reaching out directly to individuals who have been exposed."

Northern Health adds if people remain healthy and develop no symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and can continue with their usual daily activities while continuing to follow all COVID-19 safety measures. 

As of this publication, Northern Health has recorded 3,213 confirmed cases for the virus since March last year, which has included 61 deaths.

There are currently 16 people in critical care among 47 total hospitalizations and 2,610 recoveries.