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Our response to COVID-19 at Keeyask

Manitoba Hydro continues to adjust its course of action at the Keeyask site as the spread of COVID-19 increases province wide and as the levels of the provincial pandemic response plan change. The corporation continues to implement the recommendations of public health officials for the safety of all staff at Keeyask, neighbouring communities and all Manitobans.

Note: On November 30, the Province of Manitoba declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Keeyask over and Northern Health Region discontinued their daily reporting of statistics related to the outbreak, effective December 1.

Summary of Keeyask COVID-19 cases
November 27, 2020
Oct. 20, 2020 to Nov 27, 2020
Total # of COVID-19 cases 0 39
Case type Confirmed positive 0 28
Presumptive 0 11
Case status Active 0 0
Recovered 0 39
Summary of Keeyask contacts
Oct. 20, 2020 to Nov 27, 2020
Total # of contacts 142
Completed isolation 129
In isolation 1
Contact turned case 12

On November 30, 2020, the Manitoba government declared the outbreak at Keeyask over.

We continue to implement our COVID-19 response plan at Keeyask, adapting existing measures and introducing new ones to control the virus. Some new measures at site include:

  • No new positive cases have been identified at the site since the completion of the second round of testing November 14.
  • A third round of testing of the Keeyask workforce November 24 and November 26 confirmed no new cases at site.
  • The results of testing were shared with the entire workforce and the Keeyask Cree Nation partners.
  • All new workers are required to isolate for 14 days and pass a COVID-19 screening test before being permitted to travel to site.

Manitoba Hydro updates test results from the Keeyask Construction Site

Manitoba Hydro is updating the COVID-19 test results from the Keeyask Generating Station construction site today, reporting 20 workers have now been confirmed positive in a second test processed by the Cadham Provincial Lab. Another 11 workers with an initial “not clear” are awaiting the results of the second test from Cadham.

Manitoba Hydro completes testing of all Keeyask employees

Manitoba Hydro today announced the completion of COVID-19 testing of the entire workforce at the Keeyask Generating Station construction site. The corporation made the precautionary decision last Monday to test the entire workforce following the first confirmed positive COVID test of a worker at the project site on October 25.