COVID-19 spreading in village

The COVID-19 virus. Credit Unsplash

April 11, 12:30 p.m. – COVID-19 testing will be available in Sun Peaks on Monday for those who require it. Booking can be done online here.

April 11, 11:30 a.m. update — The Sun Peaks Community Health Centre announced three more positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 23 active cases. Currently, none of the positive cases are very ill or are hospitalized.

It is not yet confirmed if testing will be available in Sun Peaks on Monday, and current instructions are to go to Kamloops to receive a COVID-19 test if required.

April 10, 11 a.m. update — The Sun Peaks Community Health Centre released a statement asking residents to “stay isolated.”

“We are still in contact with Interior Health to obtain more testing capacity here for next week and are waiting for further instructions from the Public Health Officer,” read the statement, adding notification will go out the community at that point.

Fifteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sun Peaks this week, following the discovery of “a small number” of positive cases. This includes staff for Sun Peaks Resort LLP and various other businesses in the community.

“This is obviously a very serious situation as the virus appears to be widespread,” said Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality mayor Al Raine in an email. “Everyone needs to be cautious and anyone who is feels ill should self-isolate and get to Kamloops for testing.”

Contact tracing is currently being carried out in the community.

The Sun Peaks COVID-19 testing site closed for the season on Friday, April 9.

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