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Bard & Banker has confirmed that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement released on Facebook, the establishment located on Government Street in downtown Victoria said the employee tested positive for the virus on September 10th.

This employee and three other people that this person may have come in close contact with have been asked to self-monitor and quarantine for 14 days.

“We want to reassure the community that here at The Bard we do our best to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests,” reads the Bard & Banker’s Facebook post.

“We are following all protocols as directed by BC Health Authority including enforcing social distancing, adding Plexiglas where it is not possible, rigorous cleaning, offering hand sanitizer, wearing masks and contact tracing.”

According to the Scottish-style pub, Island health has deemed the Bard and Banker as low risk because of these policies and procedures that we are executing and already have in place.

On Friday, BC health officials announced 132 new coronavirus cases including three in the Vancouver Island Health region. There are currently 10 active cases in the region.

Victoria Buzz reached out to the pub for more details but they declined to provide further information.

Bard & Banker remains open for business.