Today, the Medical Health Officer of Northern Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Site C project. The outbreak will remain in place for at least 28 days and Northern Health has determined there is no need to stop any work on the project at this time.
There are currently 32 active COVID-19 cases with 39 people in isolation at camp and 69 people isolating at home.
As part of the outbreak declaration, Northern Health will support the implementation of a number of enhanced infection control measures including:
- Limiting the interaction between the project workforce and local communities (workers staying in camp will not be able to leave site for the duration of the outbreak);
- reimplementing COVID-19 prevention measures such as wearing masks and physical distancing on the worksites; and
- increasing focus on ongoing workforce COVID-19 immunizations which include developing plans for requiring workers coming to the dam site to have either a COVID-19 vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours, or an approved exemption before returning to work.
Additional information on Northern Health’s outbreak declaration is available at: https://stories.northernhealth.ca/news/covid-19-outbreak-declared-bc-hydro-site-c-project
BC Hydro has also posted an information bulletin on its website and is available at: https://www.sitecproject.com/northern-health-declares-covid-19-outbreak-at-site-c
We will continue to provide you with updates as the situation evolves over the days ahead.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
For more information about BC Hydro’s response to COVID-19 at Site C, visit www.sitecproject.com/COVID-19.
Kate O’Neil | Stakeholder Engagement Advisor, Site C Clean Energy Project
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Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y5
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