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COVID-19 outbreak at LNG Canada Project site – Kitimat - Update

On November 19, 2020, Northern Health Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the LNG Canada Project Site in Kitimat, BC, where JGC Fluor (JFJV) is the prime contractor, after finding evidence of COVID-19 transmission among staff working at this location.

As of today, 41 employees associated with this outbreak have tested positive for COVID-19. Thirty four of these cases currently remain active. Sixteen people are in self-isolation at the project site. The remaining individuals are in isolation in their home communities.

COVID-19 outbreak at North Peace Seniors Housing Society apartments – Fort St. John

Northern Health Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the North Peace Seniors Housing Society apartments in Fort St. John, BC. There are currently 6 confirmed cases among apartment residents.

All residents of the apartment complex are being asked to take extra precautions, including reducing visitors and social interactions. People at risk have been asked to self-isolate in their apartments. Common rooms have been closed. Increased environmental cleaning is being performed throughout the complex.

COVID-19 Outbreak Rescinded – Peace Villa Long Term Care Facility, Fort St John

Northern Health is rescinding the outbreak called on November 18th at Peace Villa Long Term Care Home.

The outbreak was called after a potential exposure was identified and out of an abundance of caution. Upon additional investigation, the result confirmed that there was not an exposure at the facility.

To confirm at this time, there is no evidence of transmission of illness among staff or residents within the Peace Villa facility.

Northern Health urges COVID-19 precautions

Northern Health is urging caution as we see COVID-19 activity surging across the province. NH is concerned with the upward trend and frequency of new cases and clusters in the region.

Recent orders in the Fraser Valley issued by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry to address cases in the Lower Mainland are not currently directed at Northern Health; however, we need your support to avoid more stringent measures. We are encouraging against non-essential travel and are asking people to ensure they are following all of the current orders, guidance, and advice.