November 16, 2020
Dear Sun Peaks Residents and Guests
Re: Covid-19 update
I will be brief.
If you or someone you know tests positive for Covid-19, the clinic would be very grateful if we could be notified, even if you are not a registered patient. Contrary to what some people think, Public Health does not notify us when there is a positive case in Sun Peaks. We are only ‘notified’ if a registered patient goes down and has a swab and we then get the results. Sun Peaks is a small, closely connected community and I actually believe we have a much better system to contact trace than Public Health.
We would keep all information strictly confidential and we can help guide patients to various services.
Secondly, I don’t know how to say this more plainly.
PLEASE DO NOT ENGAGE IN LARGE GATHERINGS this winter, regardless of the occasion, special date or any misguided belief of invincibility. We are all looking forward to the ski season. If we get a substantial Covid-19 outbreak up here, none of us will be skiing and businesses will close again for the season. We all know how tragic that was last March.
And keep those masks on, social distance and act responsibly.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping us all safe, healthy and enjoying the winter season.
Shane Barclay MD
Medical Director, Sun Peaks Community Health Centre