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West Kelowna pub closes its doors after an employee falls ill

Pub closed due to COVID

A West Kelowna family-run pub is closed as a result of a potential COVID-19 exposure.

Whiski-Jack's Pub in West Kelowna tells Castanet they are closing out of an abundance of caution after one of their employees has come down with a cold and is now undergoing COVID-19 testing.

Castanet spoke with a manager at the pub who says they want to protect the rest of their staff and patrons and they expect to be open again in a couple of days.

Monday, September 13, is the first day that the vaccine passport goes into effect across the province.

British Columbia's COVID-19 vaccine card system is now in effect as the province aims to curtail cases and hospitalizations in the fourth wave of the pandemic.

Anyone who wants to access a range of non-essential indoor settings must show proof of at least one dose of vaccine, with a second shot required by Oct. 24.



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