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44 employees at Langley glass manufacturer test positive for COVID-19

Last Updated Mar 14, 2021 at 12:33 am PDT

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Langley glass manufacturing company; 44 employees infected

Some immunizations have been done on-site to 'stop the transmission from occurring at the facility': Fraser Health

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) — A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a glass manufacturing company in Langley.

According to Fraser Health, 44 employees at Vitrum Glass have tested positive for the virus, but the health authority says case and contact management are on-going. Those who are infected or have had close contact with people who tested positive have been told to self-isolate.

Fraser Health also confirms some immunizations have been done on-site to “stop the transmission from occurring at the facility.”

“Fraser Health is taking an aggressive COVID-19 management and response approach to high-risk work settings, including locations where we are seeing clusters and outbreaks focusing on the food processing industry, as well as farm operations and nurseries where we have workers in crowded accommodations, including our temporary farm workers,” reads a statement from the health authority.

“We are using a number of different means to manage COVID-19 outbreaks, such as immunization for cluster and outbreak control. We are confident that this will help us protect our communities as well as those workplaces.”

Meantime, an outbreak at Chartwell Carrington House Retirement Residence in Mission, an assisted living facility, has been declared over. As has an outbreak at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Fraser Health adds, it is encouraging people who live in the region to “get tested as soon as you have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones.”

People living in the Fraser Health region can find information about test collection centres by visiting Fraser Health’s website.