Victoria Buzz has obtained a letter sent out by Island Health warning of a possible COVID-19 exposure at the Fairway Market on 272 Gorge Road last week.

The letter appears to address an individual directly and informs them they were at medium risk of exposure. The letter indicated the person did not need to isolate, however, were asked to monitor for symptoms.

The potential exposure dates at the grocery store occured between 10:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on February 17th and 18th.

A medium risk means you were not in close proximity to an infectious person for an extended period of time but still need to monitor for symptoms for up to 14 days.

Contact tracing has been completed and people identified as coming into close contact with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 have been instructed to self-isolate.

Those who have not been contacted by public health officials should rest assured that they are not at a high risk of exposure.

More information on public exposures is available online through Island Health’s website.

Anyone who is interested in booking a COVID-19 test can phone the call centre at 1-844-901-8442, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

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