Loyalist Township says that it has been notified that an Amherst Island Ferry staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 but that, given the timing of the exposure, there is no risk to ferry riders.
“We have reviewed this employee’s work schedule and with this information, we can confidently say that the employee has not worked a shift since the exposure. The Township has chosen to advise the public out of an abundance of caution,” said the Township in a release.
“The Township extends its support and best wishes to the employee and hopes for a speedy recovery,” the release continued.
Loyalist Township says that, as a result of COVID-19 precautions in place at the site, there has been no impact to Township operations.
“All Township employees complete mandatory COVID-19 screening prior to each workday and follow any advice the screening provides. Township staff and the public are also reminded to keep a two metre (6ft.) distance between yourself and others who are outside of your “social circle”, wear a non-medical face mask, stay home if you are sick or are showing signs of being sick, and wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer regularly, and refrain from touching your face.”
Loyalist Township advises residents to download the COVID alert app to their mobile device. The Government of Canada’s COVID alert app can let other app users know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.