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COVID-19 outbreak update – BC Hydro Site C project; contractor workforces

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 39 lab-confirmed cases identified among various contractors (an increase of five).

A total of eight cases, involving two contractors, are currently active (31 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.

NH Medical Health Officers, Site C and its contractors, and WorksafeBC, will continue to monitor and respond to the outbreak, as well as managed clusters of COVID-19 cases associated with the project. Medical Health Officers have determined there continues to be no need for closure orders for the overall project, or individual project worksites.

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.