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BC Ferries has confirmed that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement to Victoria Buzz, spokesperson Deborah Marshall confirmed that the employee notified the company of their positive test result.

See also: BC Ferries will require all passengers to wear face masks starting August 24

Public health officials are using contact tracing to inform anyone the patient may have come into contact with.

A COVID-19 exposure alert will be issued if they determine that there may be a broader risk of public exposure to the virus.

BC Ferries have made face coverings mandatory aboard all vessels and at terminals as of August 24, in addition to other health and safety protocols during the pandemic.

The company is currently not releasing any further information, such as when the individual tested positive or what position they worked in.