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COVID-19 outbreak – declared over - BC Hydro Site C project

Northern Health is pleased to announce that Medical Health Officers have declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak, originally declared on April 28, 2021, among contracted workforces on the Site C hydroelectric dam project in Northeast BC.

In total, 56 lab-confirmed cases were associated with the outbreak (involving separate clusters of COVID-19 activity since March 2021). All of the cases have since recovered.

COVID-19 – Outbreak declared over – Heritage Manor II, Fort St. John

Northern Health is pleased to advise that a COVID-19 outbreak declared May 18, 2021 at the Heritage Manor II assisted living facility in Fort St. John, BC, is officially over.

There were a total of five lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with the outbreak, involving residents of the facility. All of the residents have since recovered.

Northern Health would like to thank Heritage Manor II staff, residents and their families, for their patience, cooperation and support in recent weeks.

COVID-19 outbreak declared over – Quesnel reforestation operations (closure orders rescinded)

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared an end to a COVID-19 outbreak involving the operations of two Quesnel-based reforestation companies, originally declared May 20, 2021.

In total, ten lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were associated with the outbreak at Dewan Enterprise LTD, and MIKEGROSITE Consulting LTD, operations in the Northern Health region. Sadly, one individual who had tested positive in association with the outbreak passed away from their illness.

COVID-19 – Rotary Manor, Dawson Creek

Northern Health Medical Health Officers have declared a COVID-19 outbreak on a single unit at Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek following lab-confirmed cases among residents on the unit.

The outbreak declaration is limited to Rotary Manor’s Special Care Unit-South. Northern Health continues to take steps to protect the health of all Rotary Manor staff, residents and families. At the time of the outbreak declaration, testing has identified two COVID-19 cases. Sadly, one of the residents who had tested positive, has passed away.

COVID-19 outbreak – Update - BC Hydro Site C project – June 11

Ongoing monitoring and testing has not identified any additional COVID-19 cases in recent weeks in association 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.

June 11, 2021 update: To date, in association with this outbreak (involving separate clusters of COVID-19 activity since March 2021), there have been 56* lab-confirmed cases identified among various contractors. All of the cases have since recovered.

From Colleen Nyce, Northern Health board chair and Cathy Ulrich, NH president and CEO

“On behalf of the Northern Health board, and staff and physicians, we offer sincere condolences to families and communities mourning the immeasurable loss of so many young lives at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. We acknowledge the significant impact that the trauma experienced in residential schools continues to have on generations of survivors and their families.