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

Northern Health
Information Bulletin

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.

All of these cases are considered to be associated with this outbreak and occurred in the same general work location. On-site employees are being screened. Contact management and tracing have gone well, and will continue. Those identified as cases and close contacts have been instructed to self-isolate.

There are no public exposures in Kitimat resulting from the event, at this time. Northern Health, LNG Canada, and JGC Fluor continue to work closely together to ensure enhanced control measures are followed, to protect the health of all staff.

Northern Health is working with the BCCDC to ensure communication with the health authorities or jurisdictions of the affected employees’ home communities.

The outbreak declaration will be in place for at least 28 days.

More information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region.