A BC Ferries worker out of Swartz Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

A BC Ferries worker out of Swartz Bay has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Swartz Bay ferry worker confirmed to have COVID-19

Employees in direct contact with worker now isolating

A BC Ferries employee who works out of the Swartz Bay terminal tested positive for COVID-19, the corporation confirmed Wednesday.

Island Health completed contact tracing and determined there were no contacts involving risk or transmission to the public, according to Deborah Marshall, BC Ferries spokesperson.

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Employees who were in direct contact with the infected individual are currently in self-isolation. Marshall said none are currently showing any symptoms. Employees who may have had indirect contact have been instructed to self-monitor.

BC Ferries did not specify which routes, if any, the employee may have worked on.

“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,” Marshall said in an email. “We wish our fellow employee a speedy recovery, and request privacy and respect for this person at this time.”

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