British Columbia

3 VPD officers have COVID-19 after breaking up party, tweets union president

On Thursday, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix specifically addressed those hosting and attending large, private parties during the pandemic saying "enough."

Nearly 400 people associated with parties in the Lower Mainland are currently in self-isolation

Three Vancouver Police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 after breaking up a large party, says Police Union President Ralph Kaisers. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Three Vancouver Police officers have tested positive for COVID-19, something that Vancouver Police Union president Ralph Kaisers says is a direct result of having to break up a large party. 

Vancouver Police confirmed three officers have tested positive for COVID-19 are self-isolating at home. They were unable to provide details on how the officers contracted the virus.

On Thursday, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix specifically addressed people hosting and attending large, private parties during the pandemic saying "enough."

"The goal of public health isn't to ruin anybody's summer or limit their chance to party," Dix said. "That's the work of COVID-19. COVID-19 changes everything for all of us."

There are over 1,500 British Columbians in self-isolation due to exposure to COVID-19. Nearly 400 of those came into contact with a cluster of people who attended parties in the Lower Mainland.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday that at least 45 COVID-19 infections are associated with the group. 

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