July 28th, 2017
There is a small outbreak of a gastrointestinal virus at the Site C dam site. At this point, approximately 15 workers are affected. They are off work and will not return to work until cleared by medical personnel.
The worker accommodation camp has a dedicated medical clinic to ensure timely identification of any medical issues and the ability to quickly implement a professional medical response.
The Environmental Health Officer for Northern Health has been alerted and we are contacting First Nations communities and local stakeholders to inform them about the outbreak.
Control measures have been implemented at the worker lodge and on site, based on established guidelines. This includes notifying workers in the camp and on site about the outbreak and promoting hand-washing and the importance of reporting illness.
Enhanced cleaning of common touch surfaces is being conducted and the medical clinic, the camp operator and contractors will continue daily monitoring of existing conditions and any new cases.
Workers on the Site C project are being provided with current information. All workers should contact their employer if they have any questions about the situation.
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