Newfoundland and Labrador's Health Department is urging people who have returned to the province from three job sites — two in Alberta and one in Nunavut — to call 811 to arrange a COVID-19 test and isolate themselves from other members of their households.
The government issued three media releases within a two-hour period on Wednesday.
The three sites where an outbreak of COVID-19 has been confirmed by the Public Health Agency of Canada are:
- Hope Bay gold mine, Nunavut.
- Methanex methanol plant, Medicine Hat, Alta.
- Syncrude Canada's Aurora mine site, 75 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alta.
People returning from any of those sites must complete the full 14-day self-isolation period. While Newfoundland and Labrador has relaxed rules for rotational workers from outside the Atlantic Canada provinces — specifically, workers can now get a COVID-19 test on Day 5 after returning to the province — those less-strict regulations do not apply to workers returning from one of the three above-mentioned locations.