Worker at North Van's ICBC head office tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at ICBC’s head office building in North Vancouver has been confirmed as having COVID-19, according to the corporation.

The employee was diagnosed over the weekend and has not been in the office since July 7, according to spokeswoman Lindsay Wilkins.

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A number of ICBC employees who were in close contact with the person testing positive have been notified by the health authority and have been sent home to self-isolate, said Wilkins.

Office areas at ICBC are undergoing a deep clean, said Wilkins, in addition to the regular cleaning, physical distancing, meeting and washroom occupancy limits already in place at head office.

Wilkins added there was no risk to customers as the employee only works at ICBC’s head office, which has been closed to the public since March 17.

According to the recent statistics from B.C.’s Centre for Disease Control, cases of COVID-19 remain low on the North Shore, with 261 cases reported in the North Shore Coast Garibaldi health region between Jan. 1 and July 9. That number is actually down from the 263 cases reported June 21. Recently health officials subtracted 51 cases of COVID-19 that had been detected in B.C. in people who normally live in other countries, including 42 in the Vancouver Coastal Health area, which includes the North Shore. About half of those 51 people were temporary foreign workers who had been quarantined in hotels upon entering the country.




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