B.C. Transit employee in Langford tests positive for COVID-19

A B.C. Transit employee in Langford has tested positive for COVID-19, but there is a low risk of transmission to staff or transit riders, says B.C. Transit.

The employee is connected to the Langford Transit Centre, but B.C. Transit would not say whether they work in a public-facing role or when they were notified of the positive test result.

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B.C. Transit said in an email that Island Health is working on identifying close contacts of the person, and the health authority has said the case poses a low risk to the person’s co-workers and the public.

It said as soon as it was notified, it initiated a response plan, which includes cleaning the Langford facility with disinfecting spray.

“We want to assure you we are taking the COVID-19 situation seriously, and we are implementing plans based on advice from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and WorkSafe B.C.,” the emailed statement said.

B.C. Transit said several pandemic measures were already in place, including enhanced cleaning of buses and facilities, mandatory masks, one-way traffic flow inside buses and the installation of panels to separate drivers from passengers.

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