(Chatters Hair Salon/Google Photos)

Rumours circulating over Facebook of a hair salon employee in the West Shore testing positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed by the company.

Chatters Salon Victoria West Shore took to Facebook Friday evening stating one of their stylists did indeed test positive for the virus, and added that the employee has reportedly not worked at the location since August 17th.

According to the Facebook post, public health officials have advised the salon there is very low risk of exposure due to the PPE policies they currently have in place.

The post also indicated that BC Health has approved the fact that Chatters Salon Victoria Westshore remains open, and will keep in constant contact with the business.

The salon declined to comment on the subject to Victoria Buzz.

Valued GuestsOne of our stylists has test positive for Covid – 19.They have not worked since 17 August, any guest…

Posted by Chatters Salon Victoria Westshore on Friday, August 21, 2020

Last week, 7-Eleven Canada issued a similar, albeit more detailed, report after an employee at a downtown Victoria location tested positive for COVID-19.

So far, there have been 160 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island Health region, of which nine remain active at this time.