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Two positive COVID-19 cases at Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver prompt isolation orders

COVID-19 at cherry orchard

Interior Health has issued mandatory isolation orders for 45 people related to two positive COVID-19 cases associated with Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver. 

One case is self-isolating at home in the community, while the second individual, a temporary foreign worker, is isolating in a location off the farm.

In total, 36 temporary foreign workers and nine additional people on the farm are covered by the order. They are restricted from leaving while further testing and investigation takes place. 

Access to the farm is also restricted to essential supplies delivery. 

The cause of illness in the two positive cases has not been determined, but both individuals are presumed to have acquired it in B.C.

The temporary foreign workers all underwent 14-day isolation and tested negative for COVID-19 before they began work. 

Interior Health reminds everyone of the general recommendations for all produce:

  • Rinse fresh produce like cherries under cold water (soap or sanitizer is not required for consumers)
  • Wash hands with soap and water before and after eating.


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