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COVID-19 outbreak declared at LNG Canada worksite in Kitimat

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Health officials have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the LNG Canada project worksite in Kitimat.

Northern Health said Thursday it has detected transmission of the virus among staff at the site.

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Fourteen workers have tested positive so far.

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“All of these cases are considered to be associated with this outbreak and occurred in the same general work location,” said the health authority in a statement.

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“Specific on-site employees are being screened. Contact management and tracing have gone well, and will continue.”

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Health officials said close contacts had been identified, and 32 were isolating at the site while “the rest” were isolating in their home community.

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JGC Fluor is the primary contractor at the site.