Home Health COVID-19 COVID exposure at Customs House construction site March 15 to 17

COVID exposure at Customs House construction site March 15 to 17

Anyone in close contact with tile setters, electricians or plumbers is to have self-isolated.

Saturday March 27, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends

The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) advised last week (March 19) that that they had become aware of a confirmed COVID-19 exposure at the Victoria Customs House condo project site in the Inner Harbour area of downtown Victoria.

Infected individuals and their immediate contacts began isolating as soon as the exposure was known. The site was closed temporarily to undergo additional cleaning and sanitization.

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Customs House condo building in downtown Victoria (artist’s rendering).

The dates of exposure were Monday March 15, Tuesday March 16, and Wednesday March 17, it was stated in a VICA release.

There does not appear to have been a news release from Island Health about this exposure.

Anyone who was in close contact with tile setters, electricians or plumbers were to have self-isolated.

Close contact is define by VICA as:

  • Physical touching (e.g. handshake, pat on the back, high five, etc.)
  • Being within 2 meters (approx 6 ft) or in a confined space (e.g. bathroom with an individual for more than 15 minutes) even if wearing a mask.

The exposure was called “under investigation” in the March 19 release.

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