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Interior Health Advisory for Big White Mountain

After a Monday night party, Interior Health said those who attended the event may have have put themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19.

In a letter to Big White Mountain posted on the company website, Interior Health said it is advising anyone who attended a congregate event at Big White Ski Resort on March 29 that they have put themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19 and should monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19.

"Interior Health is advising anyone who attended a congregate event at Big White Ski Resort on March 29 that they have put themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19," ,” Dr. Silvina Mema, Interior Health Medical Health Officer said in a letter to Big White Ski Resort on Friday, April 2.

"COVID-19 activity is increasing across the interior, including Big White. As such, we are asking anyone who was at this recent event to monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19."

Monday night, after the BC provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, amended the provincial public health orders adding more restrictions, owners of a restaurant at Big White Mountain hosted a rowdy party, which included a large gathering of young people.

Video of the party showed dancing on top of tables and hugging and a lack of social distancing after restrictions were announced that shutdown indoor dining at restaurants and pubs at midnight.

Interior Health said individuals who have symptoms should arrange to get a COVID-19 test immediately.

“It is important to stress that COVID-19 testing is confidential,” Dr. Mema, said.

“Interior Health’s only priority is to ensure that we identify any new cases and prevent further spread.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include the following:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Other milder symptoms may include: sore throat, loss of appetite, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, and nausea or vomiting.

Booking a COVID-19 test: