ELKFORD (NEWS 1130) — A COVID-19 outbreak linked to Teck mining operations near Elkford, north of Sparwood, has been declared by Interior Health.
The outbreak has 27 confirmed cases that involve three sites operated by Teck Mining Ltd, impacting residents who live in the area and as far away as Vancouver Island, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Interior Health has been working closely with Teck to monitor local operations and is confident the proper practices and procedures are in place for environmental cleaning, symptom screening and physical distancing to prevent community transmission of COVID-19,” a release from the health authority reads.
“There is currently no indication of COVID-19 spread into the community, however, everyone in all communities should remain vigilant.”
Ten people out of the 27 cases at the three sites are self-isolating.