A business in Langford has been forced to close for ten days after a COVID-19 cluster has affected workers.

Starting Monday, April 19th Club Phoenix Fitness, located at 305-895 Langford Parkway, will close for ten days as per Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry’s orders.

Club Phoenix Fitness said they intend to reopen on Thursday, April 29th.

According to Club Phoenix Fitness’s Instagram, the initial exposure occurred on April 12th.

This Monday, April 19th, Island Health confirmed on their website the Club Phoenix Fitness COVID-19 cluster that will begin their closure.

Island Health has initiated contact tracing to inform anyone who may have been exposed, only those who have been contacted need to isolate.

The workplace cluster and subsequent closure is the first of its kind on Vancouver Island.

On April 8th, 2021, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that when three or more people in a workplace have COVID-19 with likely transmission in the workplace, the workplace may be ordered to close, helping reduce transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.

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