Stephen: Public health identifies COVID-19 outbreak at Northern Alberta oilsands site


The Department of Health and Community Services is advising rotational workers about an identified COVID-19 outbreak at the Suncor Firebag Oil Sands site in northern Alberta. The department was notified about the outbreak by the Public Health Agency of Canada as individuals from this province work at the site.


Rotational workers from the site who have returned to Newfoundland and Labrador in the last 14 days must self-isolate away from household members and call 811 to arrange for testing. These workers must now complete the full 14-day self-isolation period, regardless of test result.


The rules for rotational workers from Newfoundland and Labrador who work outside Atlantic Canada in another Canadian province or territory that went into effect (Wednesday, September 9) do not apply to workers at sites where there is an ongoing outbreak.


People entering Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded to adhere to the orders from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and self-isolate in accordance with the province’s Public Health requirements.




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