BC Ferries is reminding riders of its health safety protocols after an employee notified the company they tested positive for COVID-19.
In a statement, spokesperson Deborah Marshall noted public health officials use contact tracing to ensure anyone potentially exposed to a confirmed case is followed up with.
On Aug. 25, Marshall said the employee that tested positive for COVID-19 has completed contact tracing through the health authority and determined there were no contacts involving risk or re-transmission to either fellow employees or the public.
The company did not confirm where in the organization the staff member works.
In recent months, the B.C. Ferry Service instituted a number of procedures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Those include additional cleaning, physical distancing protocols, and mandatory use of face coverings while on BC Ferries property and vessels.
The ferry service implemented a mandatory mask policy for riders and staff at all terminals and aboard all vessels on Monday.
Masks are not mandatory while inside a vehicle, eating, for children under two, or anyone with a medical condition precluding them from wearing one.
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