Interior Health (IH) has confirmed the COVID-19 cluster in the Williams Lake area has been contained.
“Given the decline in cases and manageable COVID-19 circulation, the Interior Health chief medical officer considers the cluster contained,” noted a news release issued by IH on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
There have been four additional cases that were identified since Friday, Feb. 19. In total 421 cases have been connected to the cluster.
IH confirmed presently there are 33 positive cases that are active and in isolation. Since the cluster was reported in Jan. 20, 2021, 388 people have recovered.
Mayor Walt Cobb encouraged everyone to stay safe, keep distances and wear masks.
“There won’t be a bi-weekly announcement anymore,” he said during the regular council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23. “We will get one once a week and unless something new happens I probably won’t be doing an update, but the information will still be available every Friday on our website.”
Chief administrative officer Gary Muraca said with the cluster being contained, the city will be getting less information again.
“We will have to rely on the BCCDC dashboard,” he said.
Cobb said there have been preliminary discussions with IH about vaccine distribution in Williams Lake , but nothing has been finalized and once the city has the information it will be shared with the public.
Residents can book an appointment online through the COVID-19 Test Booking Form or by phoning 1-877-740-7747 for assistance with booking a test.