The news and information section includes media releases, information sheets, field work notices and project videos about Site C.
Update September 22, 2021: Northern Health has issued an update to the COVID-19 outbreak at Site C declared in mid-August. For more information, visit Northern Health.
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 symptoms as described by the BCCDC, no matter how mild. These symptoms include sneezing, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches, cough fever or difficulty breathing.
We update these numbers Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
|Site C camp status: September 23, 2021|
|Number of people in camp||1,627|
|Number of people in isolation at camp||33|
|Number of people in isolation at home||27|
|Number of active COVID-19 cases||15|
|Number of cleared COVID-19 cases||228|
|Total number of cases since March 1, 2020||243|
|Total number of cases since January 1, 2021||213|
Safety is our top priority. To help everyone keep safe, BC Hydro and Site C contractors have set up thermal scanners at various exit/entry points in the worker accommodation lodge. These scanners are for workers to use voluntarily.
These camp scanners are another way to help workers staying in camp check their health.
Effective July 14, 2021, BC Hydro is resuming the Site C shuttle service between Two Rivers Lodge and Fort St. John.
On July 7, the BC Provincial Health Authority issued a revised industrial camp order allowing for the relaxation of several COVID-19 measures. In keeping with the relaxation of COVID-19 measures the shuttle service will be operating at full capacity and all passengers are required to wear a mask.
Shuttle riders are also required to comply with the Site C Absolutes regarding worker behaviour while using the shuttle service.
Effective March 30, 2020, 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.
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.
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, 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.
Face masks are mandatory in camp.
The following common areas are open with physical distancing and enhanced cleaning protocols in place:
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.