Ferries says no risk of public exposure after two Langdale workers test positive for COVID

BC Ferries has confirmed that two employees working out of the Langdale terminal have tested positive for COVID-19.

The employees do not work in positions where they would have direct contact with the travelling public, the company said.

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“The employees who tested positive for COVID-19 have now completed ‘contact tracing’ through the health authority and it has been determined that there were no contacts involving risk or re-transmission to the public,” BC Ferries communications manager Astrid Chang said in an emailed statement to Coast Reporter.

“In cases where the health authority is concerned about a broader public exposure risk, they have the ability to issue a public notification.”

Neither Vancouver Coastal Health nor the BC Centre for Disease Control has issued a public exposure notification.

Masks have been mandatory on BC Ferries vessels and at the terminals since late August and travellers on the Landgale-Horseshoe Bay route also have the option of remaining in their vehicles during the crossing, no matter which car deck they’re on.

There were 234 new COVID cases, and one new death, reported in the province on Oct. 29.

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