(Il Falcone Restaurant/Photo by Brian Chow-Google)

Island Health has issued a COVID-19 exposure alert for a restaurant in Comox Valley.

According to the health authority, someone who attended Il Falcone Restaurant at 536 6th Street in Courtenay between 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on August 16 tested positive for COVID-19.

This means diners and staff at the restaurant may have been exposed to the virus on that date and are asked to monitor for symptoms.

Island Health notes that the risk of possible exposure at this location is low.

“There is no known risk to anyone who attended any listed locations outside of the specified dates and times,” says the health authority.

“If people remain healthy and do not develop symptoms, there is no need to self-isolate and people can continue with their usual daily activities.”

There are no other exposure alerts or ongoing outbreaks in the Island Health region at this time.

As of Monday morning, there are nine active cases in the region, out of a total 160 cases since the start of the pandemic.