News release

Statement from Minister

NOTE: The following is a statement from Public Works Minister Kim Masland

This morning I received the upsetting news that I have been diagnosed with COVID-19. At this time, I do not know how I contracted it. I will provide all of the information I can to public health and work with them to trace all of my contacts.

I feel it is important to share that I am fully vaccinated and I continue to get tested regularly. I was tested last Thursday, November 11, and received a negative result. I started to feel unwell on Sunday and was tested again on Monday. This morning the test results came back positive.

This shows how contagious this virus is and how important it is to be vaccinated and follow public health measures. I am not feeling well, but thankfully my symptoms are mild and I know that the vaccine is preventing me from becoming seriously ill.

I am worried about any friends, loved ones and constituents who I may have had contact with. But I also want this to be a reminder that COVID-19 is still with us and it is critical to continue to follow public health protocols. Get vaccinated. Stay home if you’re unwell and get tested.

I will continue to work with public health and request privacy as I recover.

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