BC Ferries
Image: BC Ferries vessel docking at the Swartz Bay terminal. (nickaroundtheworld/ Instagram)

BC Ferries has confirmed an employee working at the Swartz Bay terminal has tested positive for COVID-19.

Island Health has completed contact tracing and it has been determined that there were no contacts involving risk or re-transmission to the public.

According to BC Ferries, a number of employees who had direct contact with the staff member are currently in self-isolation.

“They have been asked to get tested, however, none are showing any symptoms currently,” Deborah Marshall, BC Ferries spokesperson, said in an email statement to Victoria Buzz.

“We take this seriously and are committed to a safe and healthy workplace and will continue to work closely with Public Health on this situation. We wish our fellow employee a speedy recovery, and request privacy and respect for this person at this time,” the statement continued.

Other employees have been instructed to monitor themselves for symptoms.

As of this publication, there are 232 active cases in the Island Health region.

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