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For the fourth day, Manitoba Hydro reports today 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 tested negative on the second test processed by the Cadham Provincial Lab. However, out of an abundance of caution, these workers remain under the care and control of public health officials and will complete a required isolation period.
A total of 136 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 will continue to post daily updates on its response to COVID-19 at Keeyask, including the latest test results on the Manitoba Hydro website. Additional information, such as a complete list of all measures in place to contain and control the spread of COVID-19 and the project’s pandemic response plan, is also available. Daily updates are also provided to workers at the Keeyask construction site.
The Crown utility continues to provide daily briefings and engage with its Keeyask Cree Nation partners and public health authorities with the top priority being the health and wellbeing of all workers at Keeyask and the residents of nearby communities.
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