Resort notifies community of staff member with COVID-19

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Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR) has confirmed one of their staff has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is not in a guest facing role. 

In a statement released July 29 SPR said they are thankful the community has remained mostly untouched. 

“We are thankful that Sun Peaks has been relatively untouched by positive tests in the big picture and are both hopeful and optimistic it stays that way due to continued positive efforts of community members,” read the statement.

In response to the positive test SPR said they have taken part in contact tracing to ensure those in contact with the individual can self isolate and be tested.

“We have been in contact with Interior Health and various enhanced protocols have been undertaken in numerous areas out of an abundance of caution (including extensive contact tracing efforts). We will continue to take the same comprehensive approach with any further potential or confirmed cases for the duration of this pandemic.

“Sun Peaks will continue to be a leader for resort destinations with our robust policies, procedures, and capacity limits to help ensure staff, guest, and community safety. We will also continue to monitor everything closely on a daily basis as per our detailed health and safety plans.”

The news comes as B.C. grapples with an outbreak in Kelowna credited to partying earlier this month. Today the province announced 41 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to more than 3,500.

Anyone with symptoms of the virus is asked to arrange testing and self isolate. Those self isolating in Sun Peaks who need food or financial assistance can contact Sun Peaks Community Helps at spcommunityhelps@gmail.com for help.

Information about SPR’s procedures during the pandemic or updates from the resort can be found here.

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