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Site C COVID-19 Updates

We continue to work with Northern Health to monitor the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help prevent the spread of the virus on the project.

With the support of Northern Health, the project has a rapid testing program to focus on workers showing symptoms. Rapid tests continue to be used for case and contact management.

As of January 10, 2022, all workers at site are fully vaccinated.

In addition, BC Hydro is strictly following Ministry of Health guidelines.

We update these numbers weekly. The last update was August 5, 2022.

Site C camp status: August 5, 2022  
Number of workers staying in camp 1,828
Number of active COVID-19 cases 15
Number of new cases over the past seven days 22
Total number of cases since January 1, 2022 888
Total number of cases since March 1, 2020 1,242


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The BC Hydro Site C project requires all contractors and their workforces to be fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our employees, our contractors and our customers is a priority for BC Hydro, and one of our core values. BC Hydro is committed to taking precautions to ensure the continued safety of its workers and workplaces and to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Information and guidance from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control advises that vaccines are the best way to protect against severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, and reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others.

Effective January 10, 2022, as part of its Contractor Safety Standards, BC Hydro requires the workers and subcontractors' workers of its contractors and suppliers working at BC Hydro workplaces to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Read more about BC Hydro's vaccination policy.