Update: to include comments from BC Hydro Spokesperson, David Conway.

FORT-ST. JOHN, B.C – BC Hydro confirms that five workers tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

A case was reported on both Jan. 11 and 12, and the remaining cases were confirmed on Jan. 14 and 15.

There are 991 people in the camp, with two in self-isolation, as of Jan. 15. There are currently four active cases of COVID-19.

Of thee five cases reported last week, one person is currently isolating in camp.

BC Hydro Spokesperson, David Conway says not everyone who tests positive will isolate at camp.

“For instance, you could have a local worker that has tested positive and is now isolating at home. Or there could be a scenario where a worker who was staying in camp received a positive test result after returning to their home community.”

Since March 2020, there have been 36 cases of COVID-19 at the site.

BC Hydro says they are strictly following the Ministry of Health guidelines and have implemented a range of protocols to prevent any spread of COVID-19 at Site C.