The news and information section includes media releases, information sheets, field work notices and project videos about Site C.
BC Hydro is strictly following Ministry of Health guidelines and has implemented a range of protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Site C.
We require people to isolate if they show any respiratory symptoms, no matter how mild. These symptoms include sneezing, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches, cough fever or difficulty breathing.
On September 16, 2020, BC Hydro confirmed that an employee working on the Site C project had tested positive for COVID-19. Previously, BC Hydro had been notified of one confirmed case in July, which has since been cleared.
We will continue to update the numbers daily.
|Site C camp status: September 28, 2020|
|Number of people in camp||1576|
|Number of people in self-isolation at camp||2|
Provincial Health Officer guidelines for physical distancing in the fight against COVID-19 extend to people sharing vehicles and/or travelling in the same vehicle.
In addition to these guidelines, BC Hydro provides the following best practices for contractors and vendors on and off site:
Effective April 3, BC Hydro is temporarily suspending the Site C shuttle service between Two Rivers Lodge and Fort St. John.
We have been closely monitoring the use of the shuttle since we began scaling back certain construction activities at site on March 18. Since that time, we’ve observed a steady decline in shuttle ridership, corresponding with the reduction in the number of workers staying in the lodge.
We will make alternative arrangements (such as ordering and delivery) to accommodate workers who need to re-provision personal items while the service is suspended.
Effective March 30, BC Hydro started implementing additional COVID-19 health screening measures at Site C access points.
All workers accessing site will be subject to health screening consisting of the B.C. Ministry of Health COVID-19 self-assessment questionnaire, along with a non-invasive temperature scan.
All light-duty vehicles (non-commercial) are required to access site though Gate A. Only commercial vehicles will be authorized to access site through Gate B. Gate C will be closed effective March 30, and subject to the same access procedures that are currently in place for overnight access.
Workers are required to show their Site C access card and follow instructions from the staff administering screening protocols. Staff will obtain verbal consent to conduct the screening. If consent is not provided, access to site will be denied.
Once consent is given, staff will ask questions from the provincial self-assessment questionnaire, and will conduct a non-invasive, therma-red temperature measurement, similar to those used in airports.
Workers determined through the completion of the COVID-19 self-assessment questionnaire to be free of symptoms, will proceed through security to access site.
If a worker answers “yes” to any of the self-assessment questions, displays flu-like symptoms or has a body temperature in excess of 37.3°C, they will subject to a secondary health assessment, to be conducted by on-site medical clinic practitioners.
If, after the secondary assessment, they are recommended for self-isolation, the worker can return home if a local resident. Anyone not a local resident will be safely transported to the isolation dormitory in the Two Rivers Lodge, for continued monitoring and re-assessment by medical practitioners.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, contractors and members of the public. We have been monitoring COVID-19 closely since January 2020 and have been taking appropriate action as the situation evolves.
To minimize the risk of transmission to our site we've implemented measures to mitigate the risk of a COVID-19 event occurring.
We have been working closely with lodge operators and the on-site health clinic to quickly implement enhanced measures to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 event occurring at site.
The following common areas have been closed to maintain physical distancing guidelines:
The Site C Health Clinic, managed by International SOS, is well equipped with experienced health practitioners, test kits and medical supplies. In addition, the camp has the ability to comfortably isolate any workers who are awaiting test results, or who may test positive for COVID-19.