No new cases at Keeyask for second day reports Manitoba Hydro

For the second day in a row, Manitoba Hydro is reporting no new COVID-19 cases at the Keeyask Generating Station construction site in northern Manitoba.

The total number of workers with positive test results remains at 24. Another eight workers who tested “not clear” on an initial PCR screening test are waiting for the results of a second test processed by the Cadham Provincial Lab.

A total of 135 close contacts of workers who either received a confirmed positive test or a “not clear” through the preliminary PCR screening test are being isolated. Thirty-five workers are isolating in special dorms at the Keeyask site and, following provincial health guidelines, the remainder are self-isolating off-site.

Manitoba Hydro has applied extensive measures at Keeyask to protect workers, their families and neighbouring communities following the guidelines of the project’s pandemic response plan and recommendations from public health authorities. Those measures include the precautionary decision to test the entire workforce, implementation of a temporary workforce reduction, and self-isolation requirements for all workers prior to coming to the project site.

For more on Manitoba Hydro’s response to COVID-19 at Keeyask, including a complete list of all current measures in place and the project’s pandemic response plan, visit the Manitoba Hydro website.

For more information, please contact:

Bruce Owen – Media Relations Officer
204-794-8270
bowen@hydro.mb.ca

Scott Powell — Director, Corporate Communications
204-360-4417
Cell. 204-299-8849
spowell@hydro.mb.ca