UPDATE: Northern Health released another update on December 24th stating there have no been 48 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with the Coastal GasLink outbreaks and 31 cases remain active with the majority of cases in self-isolation at home with a small number isolating at the lodges.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Northern Health has given an update in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Coastal GasLink work sites.

On December 20th, it was announced that there had been a COVID-19 outbreak at two different Coastal GasLink locations, the 7 Mile Lodge in the Burns Lake Local Health Area and Little Rock Lake Lodge in Nechako Local Health Area. At that time, 27 employees had tested positive for COVID-19 and 17 cases were active.

According to Northern Health, there have now been 33 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with the outbreak, and 18 cases are still active. The majority of these 18 are self-isolating in their homes, while a few are self-isolating at the lodges.

Northern Health is working with Coastal Gas Link, and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction (PAPC), which is the prime contractor at the 7 Mile Lodge and Little Rock Lake Lodge worksites, in response to the outbreak to ensure enhanced control measures are followed to protect the health of employees, and of the communities where they live and work.

More information on Public Exposures can be found on Northern Health’s website.