A representative of the City of Victoria has confirmed that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, in an email to Victoria Buzz.

The statement says there is no risk to the public due to the nature of the employee’s work. They are employed in the Public Works department.

Close contacts of the patient have been identified and contacted by public health, and are self-isolating.

Masks are now required for all indoor spaces at City Hall, but members of the public can still enter.

However the majority of city services, like bill payments and dog licenses, can be accessed online and Victoria residents are encouraged to request mail-in ballots for the upcoming byelection.

They can do so via the online form at or by calling 250-361-0571. Mail-in ballots must be received by the City of Victoria before 8 p.m. PST on December 12.

Completed mail ballots should be placed in the mail by Friday, December 4 at the latest to ensure timely delivery.

After December 4, mail ballots can be placed in the drop box at the Pandora Avenue entrance of City Hall, at the advance polling station, or before 8 p.m. at any of the six voting places on General Voting Day.

Postage is included for mail ballot packages mailed within Canada.

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