(Browns Socialhouse Courtenay)

Island Health has issued an alert after a possible COVID-19 exposure at a restaurant in Courtenay.

Staff and customers who attended Browns Socialhouse at 1661 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay on November 3 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and November 5 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to the virus.

While people who were at the restaurant on those dates will not necessary develop COVID-19, the health authority says the alert means they should monitor themselves for symptoms of the virus.

The possible exposure is considered low risk at this time, and Island Health says they released the advisory out of an abundance of caution.

“Contact tracing has been completed and anyone identified as a close contact has been instructed to self-isolate,” reads the alert.

“A close contact exposure means face-to-face contact for an extended period of time with a person who is infectious.”

Those who are not contacted by Island Health were not considered at high risk of contracting COVID-19.


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