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

Northern Health
Information Bulletin

Ongoing monitoring and testing has identified additional COVID-19 cases associated 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.

To date, in association with this outbreak (involving separate clusters of COVID-19 activity since March 2021), there have been 46 lab-confirmed cases identified among various contractors (an increase of seven since the previous update).

A total of 3 cases are currently active (43 have recovered).

Workers on the project continue to be screened, and contact tracing is continuing. Those with confirmed cases and their close contacts are self-isolating. Enhanced outbreak control measures remain in place, including:

  • Increased focus on COVID-19 prevention measures such as employee screening and physical distancing on the worksite
  • Ongoing workforce COVID-19 immunizations, including contractor employees and rotational workers; to date, 1,777 Site C workers have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

NH Medical Health Officers, Site C and its contractors, and WorksafeBC continue to work closely in response to this outbreak, and to monitor for any future clusters of COVID-19 activity.

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

View more information on Site C’s response to COVID-19.