There are now 25 COVID-19 cases tied to a trivia night at a Port Moody pub held earlier this month.
The pub cases include 21 patrons and four staff members, Fraser Health spokesperson Dixon Tam told Daily Hive Wednesday. There are also several more cases in a daycare outbreak that are the result of secondary exposure from a pub patron.
“We can confirm that an event involving a ‘trivia night’ at a pub within the Fraser Health region has resulted in 25 primary cases of COVID-19, as well as numerous secondary cases including an outbreak at a child centre,” Tam said.
He couldn’t confirm specific details about which business it was, but Port Moody pub St James’s Well was previously flagged for potential COVID-19 exposure at its February 2 trivia night.
We’ve identified a possible public COVID-19 exposure in #PortMoody. Public Health recommends self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 if you were at St James’s Well Pub, Trivia Night on the dates/times listed here: https://t.co/r9bhrKLj2u pic.twitter.com/sTYYIQGiqA
— Fraser Health (@Fraserhealth) February 13, 2021
Tam did not comment on whether Fraser Health considers the trivia night a “super spreader” event.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry spoke about a concerning 50-person “games night” at her February 17 news conference, although she did not explicitly say she was talking about the St James’s Well.
“We know that of a games night where there were 50 people in an establishment that should not have been having a games night and that 15 people from that event, which is against orders, became infected and spread to several workplaces, to schools, and a childcare centre,” Henry said.