Health officials have closed a packaging and distribution plant in Delta after an outbreak of COVID-19.
The Fraser Health Authority has shut down Valhalla Distribution/MSJ Distribution — located at 7848 Hoskins St. — after 23 employees tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to a Saturday news release from the health authority.
Fraser Health says it is screening employees at the facility, and conducting contact tracing. Those who have tested positive for the virus and their close contacts have been told to self-isolate for 14 days.
Health officials say they first became aware of a potential outbreak after receiving a positive lab test on Sept. 20 from an employee of the distribution centre.