B.C. health order restricts number of workers at large industrial work sites

Chad Pawson | CBC News | Jan 03, 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry says projects such as Site C threaten rapid spread of COVID-19 in northern B.C.

British Columbia’s public health officer has ordered five major industrial projects in the north of the province to reduce the size of their workforces in an attempt to ensure the northern health region does not become overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Bonnie Henry issued the Dec. 29 health order, which limits the number of workers at the work sites as they look to ramp up work this month. Henry’s order says there has been an increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19 associated with the projects, which employ hundreds of workers.

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