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 Friday, November 27th, 43 employees associated with this outbreak have tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of two since the November 23rd update. Thirty four of these cases remain active (nine are considered recovered). Seventeen people are in self-isolation at the project site. Remaining individuals are in isolation in their home communities.
On-site screening of employees, contact management and tracing are continuing,and there continue to be no public exposures in Kitimat and the surrounding area 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.
More information on public exposures, school exposures, and facility or community outbreaks of COVID-19 within the Northern Health region.