The construction site of the customs house is temporarily closed after exposure to COVID-19. (Photo from Black Press Media file)
The Victoria Customs House construction site has been temporarily closed after exposure to COVID-19
Additional cleaning and disinfection are in progress
A construction site in downtown Victoria is temporarily closed after exposure to COVID-19.
The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) confirmed possible exposures at the Victoria Customs House construction site on March 15, 16 and 17. VICA warns anyone who has come into close contact with tilers, electricians or plumbers to self-isolate.
Close contact is defined as physical contact – handshakes, caresses on the back or high fives – or closeness – standing or sitting within two meters in a confined space for 15 minutes or more with or without a mask.
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According to VICA, infected people are now isolating themselves and the site is temporarily closed for additional cleaning and disinfection measures.
Health authorities continue to investigate exposure, according to VICA.
The Customs House is the location of a residential / commercial development that is touted as the most expensive condominium project in Victoria. One unit sold for $ 10.79 million. The building’s historic facade was retained while the interior was removed to make way for the condominiums.
The original customs building was built in 1898 and served as a police barracks. Part of the building burned down in 1937 and was rebuilt in 1951.
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