Aug 19, 2021

Our COVID-19 response

Our COVID-19 response

We are committed to protecting our workers, our project and the community from COVID‑19, and to reduce the risk of infection in all areas of our operations and activities. To live up to this commitment, we have implemented the following:

Based on the most recent Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Industrial Camps Order, which provides for some relaxation of previous PHO Orders, the following changes have been implemented at the LNG Canada Project site in Kitimat.

  • Workers residing in Cedar Valley Lodge are no longer required to remain on-site for the duration of their work shift.
  • However, workers planning to leave site must register their departure with their employer’s Communicable Disease Coordinator and daily logs are being maintained.
  • Workers leaving site are strongly encouraged to wear face-coverings when physical distancing is not feasible and to take advantage of hand-sanitizing/extra hygiene precautions, as per usual.
  • Face-coverings continue to be required indoors, when physical distancing is not possible, but are no longer required indoors where physical distancing of two metres (six feet) can be maintained.
  • Face-coverings continue to be required on all LNG Canada Project buses and in light duty vehicles.
  • Vehicle sanitizing of “touch-points” before and after use remains a requirement.
  • Face-coverings are no longer required outdoors.

What has not changed

  • Rapid COVID-19 testing for all workers traveling by charter, prior to boarding charter planes, as well as onsite rapid testing for local employees and individuals flying commercial airlines.
  • We will maintain the ability to isolate workers in the Cedar Valley Lodge, if required, as well as additional medical resources.
  • Frequent hand-sanitizing is strongly encouraged.
  • Northern Health and WorkSafeBC will continue to monitor the LNG Canada Project for outbreaks (of COVID-19 or any other communicable disease) and has the right/discretion to demand increased controls.
  • The LNG Canada Project will continue to focus on the safety and health of all workers and residents in the local and Indigenous communities.

On-site Medical Resources and Facilities

In addition to rapid screening, we have on-site medical facilities staffed by more than a dozen healthcare professionals and emergency response team members, who are available to project workers 24/7. Providing professional medical care at our worksite greatly reduces the need for off-site services. On-site resources include:

  • Three medical clinics
  • Two nurse practitioners
  • Three registered nurses
  • Seven emergency response team members, three of whom are primary care paramedics
  • Four advanced care paramedics, who provide around-the-clock medical services
  • Virtual access to the physician medical director 24/7 for consultations from the nurse practitioner, when needed
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On-site Medical Resources and Facilities

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Vaccines

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are made readily available to the Project workforce, on a voluntary basis, through Northern Health’s worksite prioritization plan.
    • To date we have administered over 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to workers at the Project site on behalf of Northern Health.
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