NORTHERN HEALTH – Ongoing monitoring and testing has identified additional COVID-19 cases associated with an outbreak declared by NH Medical Health Officers on April 28, 2021, among contracted workforces on the Site C hydroelectric dam project in Northeast BC.
To date, in association with this outbreak (involving separate clusters of COVID-19 activity since March 2021), there have been 46 lab-confirmed cases identified among various contractors (an increase of seven since the previous update).
A total of three cases are currently active (43 have recovered).
Workers on the project continue to be screened, and contact tracing is continuing. Those with confirmed cases and their close contacts are self-isolating. Enhanced outbreak control measures remain in place, including:
- Increased focus on COVID-19 prevention measures such as employee screening and physical distancing on the worksite
- Ongoing workforce COVID-19 immunizations, including contractor employees and rotational workers; to date, 1,777 Site C workers have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine
NH Medical Health Officers, Site C and its contractors, and WorksafeBC continue to work closely in response to this outbreak, and to monitor for any future clusters of COVID-19 activity.
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