Doctor thanks young residents for slowing spread of COVID-19

 | August 10, 2020
Dr. Shane Barclay has committed to providing weekly updates to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo SPIN

The medical director of Sun Peaks’ Community Health Centre has spoken out to thank those that helped control the spread of COVID-19 in Sun Peaks after a number of residents tested positive in recent weeks. 

In a letter published Aug. 10, Dr. Shane Barclay stated there have been no confirmed cases since three residents tested positive at the end of July. 

“I would like to acknowledge and send a large thank you to the young people of Sun Peaks who were affected by the recent COVID-19 positive results,” he wrote. “They were instrumental in helping identify cases by using social media to notify co-workers and friends of possible exposure. There appears to be a bit of a lag time from positive patients giving names and contacts to public health and then public health tracing these contacts. By being made aware of possible exposure and using isolation, I am sure this has helped contain the viral spread.”

Barlcay’s letter is the second update penned since he committed to weekly updates to keep the community informed last week. Future updates will be shared on social media and on the health centre’s website.