West Vancouver country club closed indefinitely over possible COVID-19 exposures

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A West Vancouver country club has closed indefinitely, after a series of potential COVID-19 exposures.

In a letter to members on Saturday, Hollyburn Country Club CEO Ed McLaughlin said the facility had been notified by Vancouver Coastal Health on Friday about possible exposures between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6.

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“VCH has continued to do contact tracing based on cases they have confirmed being related back to exposure at Hollyburn,” states the letter.

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“As a result of the contact tracing, we just received word from the Medical Health Officer that Hollyburn is required to close, effectively immediately.”

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The club will remain closed until further notice, while staff perform “rigorous cleaning,” McLaughlin said.

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Anyone who was at the club between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6 should self-monitor for symptoms until Oct. 20, McLaughlin added.

All members are also being asked to be more vigilant in following COVID-19 protocols.