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COVID-19 case reported at Highland Valley Copper

November 21, 2020 - 11:34 AM

Highland Valley Copper has sent out a notice to employees of a positive COVID-19 case at the mine. 

"Teck is notifying employees and contractors that an employee at Highland Valley Copper operations has tested positive for COVID-19," according to a statement issued on Teck's website.

The individual is a mill maintenance employee who was last on site Monday, Nov. 16. That day was the only day the employee was on site between Nov. 5 to 19 and is believed to have contracted the virus off-site, according to the statement.

Initial contact tracing has been completed. At this time, no close contacts have been identified.

"Workers who are not contacted do not need to self-isolate; however, all workers are asked to self-monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) at all times. If you experience any of these symptoms, please immediately inform your supervisor and take steps to self-isolate and contact your public health authority," according to the statement.

Highland Valley Copper continues to work with public health authorities and take the necessary steps to manage the risk of transmission. This includes tracing all potential contacts and disinfecting work areas.


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