Forty-four employees at Vitrum Glass have tested positive for the virus, while in Vancouver two pubs had possible exposures.

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Health officials have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a glass manufacturing business in Langley.

The Fraser Health Authority said Saturday that 44 employees of Vitrum Glass, a manufacturer located at 9785 – 201 St., have tested positive for the virus.

Fraser Health says those identified as infected and their close contacts have been instructed to self-isolate.

The agency also says it has conducted testing and provided COVID-19 immunizations on-site as measures to stop the transmission occurring at the facility.

Fraser Health says it is taking “an aggressive COVID-19 management and response approach” to high-risk work settings, including the food processing industry, and farm operations and nurseries where workers are in crowded accommodations.

“We are using a number of different means to manage COVID-19 outbreaks, such as immunization for cluster and outbreak control. We are confident that this will help us protect our communities as well as those workplaces,” health officials said in a news release Saturday.

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Also Saturday, Fraser Health declared COVID-19 outbreaks over at Chartwell Carrington House Retirement Residence in Mission and at Royal Columbian Hospital.

And in Vancouver Coastal Health, potential exposures were reported at two pubs: Bimini’s Beer Hall at 2010 West 4th Ave. and The Blarney Stone at 216 Carrall St. The possible exposures were on March 6 at Bimini’s and on March 5 at Blarney Stone. Anyone who was at either venue on those dates during operating hours is asked to self-monitor for symptoms.

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