BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — Based on information received today, Beaver Valley Ski Club (BVSC) is closing for the season, effective immediately. This comes following a club member's positive test for COVID-19 and news of possible exposure to members on the weekend of March 7-8. BVSC is located in the Beaver Valley near Kimberley in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.
The difficult and distressing decision was made by the Board of Directors and Senior Leaders who convened multiple times over the past few days to discuss the ongoing developments. With hopes of providing further details on the matter, the Club prepared a timeline to educate all concerned parties as it relates to the health and wellness of their members, guests and staff.
In the morning of Friday, March 13, the Club was made aware that a Member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The Club was in constant communication with the Public Health Unit overseeing this case and was advised, based on the most up-to-date information and data that there were no concerns of transmission to other members, guests and staff. At this time, the Public Health Unit had no relevant data or information that suggested the club should be closing. By Friday evening, the Public Health Unit communicated to BVSC General Manager Tim Oliver with an update on their original assessment. Based on new information, the probability that the infected host member could transmit the virus while at the Club over the weekend of March 7 & 8 was apparent.
BVSC is asking all members who were at the club on March 7-8 to self-monitor for any signs or symptoms.
As of today, BVSC has also been made aware of two member families who are currently being tested for the COVID-19 virus, with results yet to be determined.
This decision was made in an effort to reduce and further transmission of the COVID-19 virus to all members, guests and staff. The club is asking members for their ongoing support through this developing situation.
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