Ferry journey to Woods Gap canceled after Steamship Authority employee exams optimistic for COVID-19

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Ethan Genter
 
| Cape Cod Occasions

FALMOUTH — A Steamship Authority worker assigned to a ferry on the Martha’s Winery route has examined optimistic for COVID-19, the ferry line introduced Wednesday.

The worker’s final shift on the M/V Martha’s Winery started with the midday journey on Sunday and ended with the ferry’s arrival in Woods Gap at 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

Subsequently, the crew member, who was not recognized, was knowledgeable that they had shut contact with another person who had examined optimistic for the virus. The worker obtained a optimistic consequence on Wednesday morning, the Authority stated in an announcement.

The crew that the worker works with was scheduled to start out its watch on the midday journey on Wednesday from Woods Gap, however fellow members who had labored with the affected worker had been instructed to not report for responsibility, inflicting the journey and the return ferry from the island to be canceled.

Workers who had shut contact with the crew member who examined optimistic is not going to be allowed to return to work till they obtain a destructive take a look at or have been cleared by a medical skilled. 

Autos that had been affected by the cancellation shall be moved aboard the Island Residence and Katama ferries.

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