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A person who has tested positive for the coronavirus attended the pool at the Kelowna Family YMCA on the evening of November 3.

Interior Health will be conducting detailed contact tracing with the case and will be notifying close contacts directly.

“The safety and well-being of our members, staff and the public remains our highest priority,” says YMCA of Okanagan CEO, Sharon Peterson. “The YMCA of Okanagan will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures we have in place to ensure our centres remain healthy spaces for everyone.”

The following were in place prior to November 3 and will remain in effect until further notice:

  1. Staff wipe down high-touch surfaces and every piece of equipment used in the pool area, classes, fitness spaces, child and youth spaces and more
  2. Janitorial staff perform nightly deep cleaning in all rooms at the Kelowna Family Y
  3. Enhanced janitorial disinfection of frequently touched surfaces (e.g. doorknobs, light switches, countertops, lockers) throughout the day
  4. Physical distancing is required at all times, including in group classes and the fitness centre
  5. Ready access to washing facilities, hand sanitizer and surface disinfection wipes

If you are not contacted by Interior Health, you can continue to visit the YMCA of Okanagan. Interior Health is recommending that all members, guests and staff remain vigilant in monitoring for symptoms for COVID-19. Testing is encouraged for anyone who develops symptoms and it is recommended that community members continue to follow all safety measures in place at establishments like the YMCA of Okanagan — including physical distancing, wearing masks and proper hand hygiene.

For more information on the Y’s COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures, visit ymcaokanagan.ca/COVID19.