A staff member at North Fraser Pretrial Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. (dgbk.com photo)

COVID-19 case confirmed at North Fraser Pretrial Centre

Fraser Health says staff member at Port Coquitlam facility has tested positive

A staff member at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a news release issued Thursday (April 16) evening by Fraser Health, the health authority is “actively following up with any individuals who had contact with a staff member who works at North Fraser Pretrial Centre who has tested positive for COVID-19.”

They are working with BC Corrections and the Provincial Health Services Authority to identify those individuals, and will contact them directly to determine if they are symptomatic and that appropriate self-isolation measures are being taken, the release adds.

The pretrial centre is located at 1451 Kingsway Ave.

“Fraser Health Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Martin Lavoie is confident that the risk of exposure to the general public is low,” the release states.

“At this time, there are no other confirmed cases among staff or individuals in custody at the centre.”

Further east, officials are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak at Mission Institution’s Medium Security Unit. At least 54 inmates there have tested positive for the disease, according to the Correctional Service of Canada, one of whom has died from apparent complications of the disease.

READ MORE: Mission inmate dies from apparent complications of COVID-19

CoronavirusSurrey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Education minister announces new South Surrey elementary school

Additions at two elementary schools also announced

Liquor permission considered for White Rock’s Memorial Park

Council mulls business-boosting measures, including picnic benches

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Delta council approves plan to reopen city facilities

Next phase of plan includes outdoor pools, summer day camps, outdoor fitness programs

March dental conference key to many of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

Early infections from China, Iran were quickly contained

VIDEO: Pitt Meadows dentist gets grand welcome home after two-month COVID-19 battle

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Stray dog with duct tape around muzzle spotted in Abbotsford

Pooch has been spotted over two days, but has escaped capture so far

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

No need to get out of your car at food truck festival in Abbotsford and Langley

Annual event takes drive-thru approach during COVID-19 pandemic

New study is first full list of species that only exist in Canada

Almost 40 per cent of them are critically imperilled or imperilled and eight are already extinct

Most Read

l -->