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COVID-19 UPDATE – Fort St. John Hospital – Inpatient Unit

Ongoing monitoring and testing has identified two additional COVID-19 case associated with the outbreak declared August 28, 2021 for the Inpatient Unit at Fort St. John Hospital.

To date, there have been four patients and three staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Enhanced outbreak control measures remain in place at Fort St. John Hospital.

COVID-19 – Outbreak declared at Fort St. John Hospital – Inpatient Unit

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the inpatient unit (IPU) at Fort St. John Hospital, following lab-confirmed case(s) among patients and staff on the unit. At the time of the outbreak declaration, testing has identified three patients and two staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Enhanced outbreak control measures are in effect at Fort St. John Hospital.

COVID-19 cluster management at Trans Mountain Expansion Project, Valemount – Update

Ongoing monitoring and testing has identified new cases of COVID-19 associated with a managed cluster of cases among Trans Mountain employees and contractors in the Valemount area.

As of August 27, 33 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the cluster, and five of the cases are considered active at this time.

The public health investigation has determined the majority of cluster-related infections were not acquired at the site, and there is low risk of ongoing transmission of COVID-19 on site.

COVID-19 UPDATE – BC Hydro Site C project

Ongoing monitoring and testing has identified additional COVID-19 cases associated with an outbreak declared by NH Medical Health Officers on August 16, 2021, among contracted workforces on the Site C hydroelectric dam project in Northeast BC.

To date, there have been 62 lab-confirmed cases in several clusters of COVID-19 activity amongst primarily unvaccinated workers in association with this outbreak; 19 cases are currently considered active.

COVID-19 cluster management at Trans Mountain Expansion Project, Valemount - Update

Northern Health Medical Health Officers continue to work with Trans Mountain, to manage a cluster of COVID-19 cases among employees and contractors in the Valemount area.

As of August 20, 32 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in association with the cluster, and 24 of the cases are considered active at this time.