Saanich COVID-19 update: possible low-risk COVID-19 exposures at Saanich Commonwealth Place pool

March 19, 2020

Saanich COVID-19 update: possible low-risk COVID-19 exposures at Saanich Commonwealth Place pool

Saanich has just been notified that those who were at Saanich Commonwealth Place (SCP) on March 12 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and March 15 between 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. should be aware of possible exposure to COVID-19.

Island Heatlh notes that the risk of exposure at SCP is low, and any possible exposure was limited to March 12 and 15 in the noted time periods.

View the Island Health news release.

What happens if you were in the facility during this time?

Island Health has directed that anyone who believes they could have been exposed should monitor themselves closely for symptoms. Those experiencing symptoms should self-isolate for 14 days. There is no need to self-isolate at this point if you don’t ‘have symptoms.

What is Saanich doing to increase hygiene?

  • In order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have reviewed our cleaning protocols and increased our cleaning frequency for high contact surfaces at all municipal facilities, including SCP.
  • We have also recently deep cleaned all areas within SCP, including common areas.

What’s next?

We know these are challenging times for all involved and that you are looking for as much information as possible regarding COVID-19 cases. We are committed to keeping you informed on any changes and new information as it becomes available.

For further information and to direct any questions please visit Island Health’s website