Canada: COVID-19 outbreak declared at mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley

(1) COVID-19 outbreak declared at mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley | Globalnews.ca

Health officials have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a mink farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley.

In a media release Sunday night, Fraser Health said eight people at the farm had tested positive, and that it was screening employees and contact tracing.

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Affected staff were self-isolating, it said.

The health authority did not identify the community or the farm.

A spokesperson for the health authority said “the information bulletin is all we have to share at this time,” when asked for more specific information.

The farm has been ordered to stop transporting animals, products and goods from the farm under the BC Animal Health Act, Fraser Health added.

WorkSafeBC is contacting other mink farms to discuss requirements under their COVID-19 safety plans, it said.

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