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COVID cases confirmed among Cameron Falls Generating Station service centre staff

OPG says the operation of the hydro plant is not affected
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NIPIGON, Ont. — Some Ontario Power Generation staff remain at home in quarantine after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.

OPG says seven workers at the Cameron Falls Generating Station service centre are affected.

The service centre is located in Nipigon.

A spokesperson said that before the Christmas break, all staff were provided with rapid antigen tests as part of OPG's screening protocol for people returning to the job after the holidays.

The seven affected individuals tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on different days.

The spokesperson said they were infected through community spread, not at their workplace.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no new cases had been reported among the facility's 27 staff in the previous 24 hours.

According to OPG, there is no impact to the operation or maintenance of the hydro plant on the Nipigon River, which is run remotely from a control centre in Thunder Bay.

Replacement staff can be brought in from other OPG locations if required.

Multiple safety protocols remain in place at the service centre, and OPG continues to monitor the situation.

 

 
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