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Multiple COVID-19 cases reported at Whistler Blackcomb staff housing

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There have been multiple cases of COVID-19 at Whistler Blackcomb staff housing, according to a memo from Vancouver Coastal Health.

The memo said there have been cases at staff residences on Glacier Way. The risk of exposure lasted from Nov. 11 until at least Nov. 24.

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The health authority said it is working to identify close contacts, who will be asked to isolate for 14 days.

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Those who do not receive a call from public health officials are considered to be low-risk and can go about their daily activities but should monitor for symptoms.

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In a statement, Whistler Blackcomb said it is working with Vancouver Coastal Health and is providing support for affected employees.

Safety protocols already in place at staff housing include closed recreational common areas, mandatory face coverings, and a no-visitor policy.

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Whistler Blackcomb opened Thursday with safety measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.