Health officials shutter Delta distribution centre as 23 infected in COVID-19 outbreak

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Health officials have ordered a Delta distribution centre to close, amid an outbreak of COVID-19 that has infected 23 workers.



a building with a clock on the side of a road: Twenty-three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Valhalla Distribution in Delta.


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Twenty-three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Valhalla Distribution in Delta.

In a Saturday media release, Fraser Health said it was first notified of a positive case at Valhalla Distribution/MSJ Distribution on Sept. 20.

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Employees at the facility are being screened, and case and contact tracing are ongoing, said the health authority.

Public health officials have inspected the facility, and were working with the company to improve its COVID-19 mitigation protocols, it added.

Fraser Health also said Saturday that a worker at a White Rock seniors home had tested positive for coronavirus.

Read more: COVID-19 detected again at Langley seniors home previously hit with B.C.’s deadliest outbreak

The health authority said it had deployed a rapid response team to the White Rock Seniors Village, a long-term care, assisted-living and independent living facility.

The worker was self-isolating, and the health authority was working to identify anyone who may have been exposed, it said.

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