The heli-skiing company Canadian Mountain Holidays said they got notified today that a recent guest has tested positive for COVID-19.
In an email sent to staff and media, the company confirmed the guest stayed at CMH Revelstoke between March 11 to 16. The company said the guest showed no symptoms during the trip and became symptomatic after returning home.
CMH is asking its staff, guests and any party that may have come into contact with the guest to self-isolate and if they begin to experience symptoms to reach out to local health care providers.
CMH is one of the largest heli-skiing companies in Canada with multiple lodges across the province. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the company suspended operations on March 16, the same day the guest who later tested positive for coronavirus left.
The company said they are working closely with the BC Centre for Disease Control as the situation unfolds and are trying to map out where the guest might have gone in Revelstoke and who might have come in contact.
CMH confirmed that the guest stayed at the Regent Hotel.
On March 17, Selkirk Tangier Heli-Skiing said they had a guest test positive for COVID-19 after they returned home from their vacation. Later that day the Selkirk Medical Group confirmed a separate case and Revelstoke’s first positive test of COVID-19.
Today, BC identified another 77 new cases of COVID-19, including a worker at a senior care home in Coquitlam. This brings the provincial total up to 348 people, including 22 people who are in hospital.
In Canada, there are 898 cases and 12 people have died.