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"We are seeing COVID-19 across the region and Big White is no exception. B.C. To date, 44 of the cases reside on Big White Mountain and 57 remain active. Arrested at outdoor rink Calgary 1:45 pm - 8,943 views; Canada hits 500,000 cases Canada 1:00 pm - 2,286 views; Opponents on all sides Canada 7:24 am - 5,242 views; More Canada News The Interior Health region saw a record high 99 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total active cases across the region to 758. "In the community right now, there are a lot of nervous young people," Big White marketing director Michael Ballingall said on Monday. Over 60 test positive cases of COVID-19 have now been linked to the Kelowna, B.C. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Another COVID-19 case confirmed at Kelowna Secondary School Interior Health has confirmed a member of the community has tested positive for the virus Nov. 24, 2020 12:00 a.m. Comments are welcome while open. Ballingall said many of them are under the age of 30, away from home for possibly the first time. A cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to the Big White resort community near Kelowna, B.C., has grown to 60 confirmed cases, according to the Interior Health Authority. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Almost 1,000 in isolation after COVID-19 exposures at Kelowna events. The highest total in the Interior is seen in the Central Okanagan, which includes the city of Kelowna. A cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to the Big White resort community near Kelowna, B.C., has grown to 60 confirmed cases, according to the Interior Health Authority. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. There’s plenty of speculation that one of British Columbia’s presumptive cases of coronavirus is in Kelowna and that the person travelled through Penticton on their way from Vancouver. Four Kelowna schools recorded COVID-19 cases on Thursday. More information regarding the City's response to COVID-19 A man in his 80s previously died in the Mountain View outbreak. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. reports 694 new COVID-19 cases … They are: École Casorso Elementary School . The health authority said it is confident with the ski resort's safety plan and said outdoor activities at Big White are safe as long as people follow the direction of public health officials. A cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to the Big White resort community near Kelowna, B.C., has grown to 60 confirmed cases, according to the Interior Health Authority. The data shows 26 new cases of COVID-19 found in the Kamloops Local Health Area during that week. The response to the COVID-19 public health issue can evolve quickly. Long-term care home resident in Kelowna dies from COVID-19 – Dec 3, 2020 ... B.C. Coronavirus: Entire class at Kelowna elementary school told to self-isolate after exposure case ... Canada adds over 7,000 new coronavirus cases for 1st time since pandemic began. "It is safe to do that as long as [people] keep to themselves, in the same way they would do in any other community," Mema said. The health authority said the … Interior Health addresses rumours that a coronavirus case is in Kelowna If you’re active on social media, you’ve probably seen the rumours by now. Coronavirus: Dates of COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan school expanded, 11 cases now confirmed By Doyle Potenteau Global News Posted October 23, 2020 3:47 pm The spread of the disease in the mountain community is mostly due to shared housing and people socializing with one another, health officials said Tuesday in a statement. B.C. For the second day in a row, SD23 confirmed exposures of COVID-19 at Canyon Falls Middle School. B.C. Published July 22, 2020 Updated July 23, 2020 . The exact number of cases of this school is also unknown. The person was a resident at Mountainview Village in Kelowna. Updated Friday, November 20 The City continues to follow the lead of the Provincial Health Ministry and work with Interior Health to deal with the COVID-19 situation locally. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. One person has died in a declared coronavirusoutbreak at a long-term care home in the Okanagan. Central Okanagan had more than 60% of Interior Health’s COVID-19 We take COVID-19 (Coronavirus) seriously and are following the direction of the Provincial Health Ministry to deal with the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia. Four Kelowna schools recorded COVID-19 cases on Thursday. This page will carry updates from official sources relating to travel and tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. Coronavirus: Entire class at Kelowna elementary school told to self-isolate after exposure case ... Canada adds over 7,000 new coronavirus cases for 1st time since pandemic began. — Big White Ski Resort says it has fired "a number" of staff after a cluster of 60 cases of COVID-19 was discovered earlier this week. Health officials reminded resort residents that socialization must be limited to people in their immediate households, in keeping with an order by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, which extended a ban on social gatherings until Jan. 8. On Wednesday, Interior Health announced that it would be using a new counting method when it came to the number of cases linked to the Kelowna cluster during the Canada Day … Cases of COVID-19 continued to climb in the Okanagan last week, … COVID-19 testing underway at Big White Ski Resort after several staff parties reported, Extraordinarily long lineups prompt Sunshine Village to close access when parking lot full, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. health officials issued a sweeping warning on Friday about possible exposure to COVID-19 in Kelowna, covering anyone who attended public and … B.C. Outreach testing at the resort community will continue, she said. One-hundred and-four (104) of the cases were in Interior H... Nov 23, 2020 Along with four new confirmed cases on Thursday, the “Kelowna cluster” now comprises 130 COVID-19 cases – more than half of all active cases in … Interior Health is warning people they might have been exposed to COVID-19 at a Kelowna restaurant, as the number of cases connected to exposure events in that city continues to rise. officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure at events in Kelowna The week in COVID-19: B.C. An unconfirmed number of cases have been announced by School District 23 (SD23), at Rutland Senior Secondary School. ... B.C. Another 91 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported within the Interior Health region over the past 24 hours. New COVID-19 cases by local health area, identified between Dec. 6 and 12. recorded 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 1,933 cases over the weekend Full coverage at CTVNews.ca/Coronavirus 'Good Doctor' actor battling COVID-19 … The response to the COVID-19 public health issue can evolve quickly. The Interior Health Authorityhas confirmed a second case of COVID-19at Kelowna Secondary School. Besides Kelowna, Strachan has covered stories for CBC News in Winnipeg, Brandon, Vancouver and internationally. economy improving, but new community cases show virus fight far from over Comments That brings the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 2,998. Two elementary schools in Kelowna have recorded COVID-19 cases. since Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 3,115. Comments. Kelowna’s Mountain View Village long-term care home outbreak has grown by three to 10 cases. This page will carry updates from official sources relating to travel and tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. South Rutland Elementary School and Davidson Road Elementary School both confirmed one case each last night. The Kelowna area has seen a sharp rise in COVID-19 in recent weeks, with daily new cases rising tenfold since early November and per capita case loads among the highest in British Columbia. On Monday, health official announced 62 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Five residents and five staff members have tested positive for the virus. A pair of Kelowna public schools are dealing with newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Home / Our community / COVID-19 / City of Kelowna - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response . COVID-19 cases confirmed at two Kelowna schools According to SD23, individuals are self-isolating at home with support from public health teams Dec. 11, 2020 12:00 a.m. is reporting 1,933 new COVID-19 cases from over the weekend, along with 17 new deaths. Interior Health has issued an advisory about COVID-19 exposure in downtown Kelowna after eight people tested positive for the coronavirus. Follow his tweets @BradyStrachan. They are: École Casorso Elementary School . The total number of deaths from the coronavirus remains at seven. sees 624 more COVID-19 cases, 11 more deaths, 3 Chilliwack churches fined $18,400 for violating B.C.’s COVID ban on gatherings, Interior Health ‘cautiously optimistic’ following drop in COVID-19 cases, testing at Big White, Big White Ski Resort pulls passes, cancels bookings for non-locals, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission adapts annual Christmas dinner due to COVID-19, 16 additional cases identified in Big White COVID-19 cluster, Canada’s deficit hit $216.6B between April and October from COVID-19 relief, Feds to invest $9 million in COVID treatments as vaccine rollout ramps up. "Large households and social gatherings appear to be responsible for much of the COVID-19 transmissions related to this cluster," the statement reads. Village by the Station long-term care home in Penticton remains at four positive cases of coronavirus. Another 4 Kelowna schools record COVID-19 cases. Interior Health is warning people they might have been exposed to COVID-19 at a Kelowna restaurant, as the number of cases connected to exposure events in that city continues to rise. Interior Health conducted 140 tests at the ski resort over the course of two days, focusing on people living in large households even if they were asymptomatic, said medical health officer Dr. Silvina Mema. ", Brady Strachan is a CBC reporter based in Kelowna, B.C. Andrea Woo. Anyone not within 150 km of resort not allowed to come for holidays, The Gospel Mission serves Christmas dinners to residents in need, The number of cases from the ski resort is now at 76, EI benefits increased by 287 per cent to $39.4 billion, National Research Council of Canada funds will be used to develop treatments to fight COVID-19, More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing coronavirus variant, NHL, NHLPA reach deal for 56-game season starting Jan. 13, Six Kelowna flights exposed to COVID-19 through December, Most Canadians optimistic about 2021 in light of COVID-19 vaccines: online poll, COVID-19 fears spark increased interest in home births, midwives say, Emotional Dr. Theresa Tam very thankful for speed of COVID-19 vaccine delivery, Kelowna studio releases holiday music video, No recycling option for disposable face masks in Central Okanagan, COVID-19: Two more deaths in South Okanagan long-term care facility, 60 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health, two new deaths in long-term care, B.C. A cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to Big White ski resort near Kelowna, B.C., has grown to 60 confirmed cases, according to the Interior Health Authority. cluster which began around Canada Day as tourists flocked to the sunny tourist hot spot in the Interior. Additional links are listed below to other sources of information, which are also being updated frequently. Basran says with the new cases of COVID-19, it's now more important than ever to follow the directions made by the province. is reporting 1,933 new COVID-19 cases from over the weekend, along with 17 new deaths. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Resort management at Big White said it called upon health officials to conduct testing on site because of concerns of COVID-19 spread at a number of well-attended parties hosted by resort staff. Approximately 600 people are employed by the resort this season. A pair of Kelowna public schools are dealing with newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19. B.C. ... Four sites in Kelowna… KELOWNA, B.C. Another 4 Kelowna schools record COVID-19 cases. One-hundred and-four (104) of the cases were in Interior H... Nov 23, 2020 "This highlights the importance of limiting social activities and following COVID-19 protocols when indoors.". "We have seen many people live in the same household become a positive case, so that is not unexpected," she said. The Big White resort community has a year-round population of 251, according to the 2016 Census, but that number swells to more than 2,000 during the winter. Watson Road Elementary School . Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. On Sunday, the school district announced an exposure event at Glenrosa Middle School in West Kelowna. The Central Okanagan School District also confirms a member of the Kelowna Secondary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. 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