Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Fraser Valley Packers Inc.

FRASER Health Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Fraser Valley Packers Inc., a blueberry packing plant located at 260 Short Road in Abbotsford, after staff working at the facility tested positive for COVID-19.

To date, 15 employees of the facility have tested positive for COVID-19. Fraser Health Public Health is screening all employees at the facility, and case and contact management is ongoing. Those identified as cases and close contacts have been instructed to self-isolate.

Fraser Valley Packers Inc. is currently operating at a reduced capacity. The site has been inspected by Fraser Health which is continuing to work with the facility to strengthen their COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

Fraser Health Public Health first became aware of a potential outbreak after receiving a positive lab test on Thursday, July 23, from an employee of the plant.

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