February 22, 2021 - The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is actively investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 associated with Musselwhite Mine located 480 kilometers north of Thunder Bay. This is being done in close collaboration with mine management and Newmont Corporation.
Two individuals with COVID-19 have been identified in recent days and are in isolation. All close contacts of these cases that have been identified to date are currently self-isolating. Working with mine management, TBDHU continues to assess the exposure risk to other workers and any contacts outside of the site. Musselwhite Mine has already undertaken many measures to reduce any spread of the virus at the site and further measures will be taken as needed to manage this situation.
For additional information about COVID-19 and the TBDHU area, please see the TBDHU Website.
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