BC Hydro notified of three positive COVID-19 cases

Categories: BC, Hydroelectricity

BC Hydro has been notified of three positive COVID-19 cases related to people working on the Site C project.

Health officials have confirmed that none of the cases originated at site.

The first worker has not been to site since being exposed and testing positive. The second worker returned to work for two days last week after being exposed off site and later tested positive upon returning home. Both workers are currently isolating at home.

A third worker developed symptoms two days after arriving at site last week and subsequently tested positive. This case is unrelated to the other two cases and this third worker remains isolated at camp under the care of the on-site medical clinic.

Site C contact tracing has been completed and, as a precautionary measure, two additional people are isolating in camp.

Health officials have confirmed that these three new cases are unrelated to the two isolated cases that were announced the week of October 12.

BC Hydro has been monitoring COVID-19 closely since early 2020 and has continuously implemented measures to minimize the risk of transmission to, or within, site.

These include health screening prior to accessing site, enhanced cleaning throughout the worker accommodation, mandatory mask use in camp and construction offices, and adherence to physical distancing rules throughout site.

BC Hydro continues to work with the Northern Health Authority and strictly follows all federal and provincial health guidelines to protect other workers in the camp and the local community.

For more information about BC Hydro’s COVID-19 measures at Site C, please visit sitecproject.com/COVID-19.

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BC Hydro Media Relations
p. 604 928 6468

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