VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There has been transmission of COVID-19 between BC Ferries employees at the Horseshoe Bay terminal.
The company is working with public health authorities to do contact tracing.
BC Ferries says it has been told the risk to the public is “very low,” as the workers are not in close contact with customers. It adds crews have done a deep clean of the employee areas at the terminal and all shared vehicles.
“We have submitted a request to the Provincial Health Officer to vaccinate BC Ferries’ staff who interact with the public as soon as possible as they are high risk workers,” the company said in a statement.
.@BCFerries is requesting that their staff (who interact w/ public) be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible after “employee to employee transmission” of the virus at the Horseshoe Bay terminal. More on @NEWS1130. pic.twitter.com/efuIahgnFH
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The company says it is continuing to follow all of its COVID-19 protocols. They include masks for everyone on board a vessel and at the terminals, increased cleaning, and encouraging travellers to stay in their vehicle where and when they are allowed to do so.