Canada’s iconic skiing resort at Whistler has been closed for a minimum of three weeks, following an … [+] outbreak of the P.1 coronavirus variant of concern.
The iconic Canadian skiing resort of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia has been ordered to close by the provincial health officer following a surge in confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the closure of North America’s largest ski resort, at a press conference on Monday afternoon following an outbreak of the P.1 (Brazilian) coronavirus variant of concern (VOC). The shutdown will be active midnight on Tuesday and Henry also confirmed that cases had been confirmed in other communities linked to travel from the Whistler area.
The resort will stay closed until at least April 19th and people who have been in the area have been advised to monitor for symptoms of Covid-19 and get tested and stay home if they develop any.
Previously, the ski resort was mostly open with some mitigation measures including advanced booking systems, Covid-19 safety protocols and distancing in bars and restaurants. However, cases in these premises have been identified throughout the winter ski season…