The Comox Valley Toyota dealership has closed temporarily due to a possible COVID-19 exposure. Google Maps photo

The Comox Valley Toyota dealership has closed temporarily due to a possible COVID-19 exposure. Google Maps photo

Comox Valley car dealership temporarily closes out of abundance of caution due to COVID-19

Island Health is currently undergoing its contact tracing protocols

A Comox Valley car dealership has temporarily closed out of an abundance of caution due to a potential COVID-19 exposure.

In a letter posted to Facebook, Michael Marchi, dealer principal of Comox Valley Toyota said despite their best efforts, it was brought to his attention there has been a potential exposure within the dealership.

“Island Health is diligently undergoing their contact tracing protocols to ensure any and all necessary persons are notified of this potential exposure, including a letter to our staff of a medium risk exposure,” he wrote.

To keep customers, staff and the community safe and out of an abundance of caution, the dealership has decided to temporarily close its doors until Feb. 26.

“We apologize for any inconvenience in the matter but have decided that this is the best decision moving forward to keep everyone safe.”

RELATED: Third Comox Valley school identified with COVID-19 exposure

The BCCDC recorded 1,428 new cases of the virus over the weekend throughout B.C.

Since Feb. 19, Island Health has recorded 101 new cases of COVID-19, with 42 active cases in the North Vancouver Island region, 133 in Central Vancouver Island and 38 in South Vancouver Island.

In the Comox Valley, three schools – Glacier View Secondary, George P. Vanier Secondary School and Queneesh Elementary – have reported COVID-19 exposures. Additionally, on Feb. 19, Early Learning & Preschool in Comox sent an advisory to parents and staff that a member of that workplace has tested positive for COVID-19.

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