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Resolute workers test positive for COVID-19

Two workers positive, others display symptoms at Resolute Forest Products' Thunder Bay mill, company confirms.
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Two workers have tested positive at Resolute's Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill. (File photo)

THUNDER BAY – Two workers at Resolute's Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill complex have tested positive for COVID-19, the company has confirmed.

Three additional workers had also displayed symptoms, but so far tested negative, a representative for Resolute Forest Products said in response to an inquiry from Tbnewswatch Sunday.

The company did not directly answer questions regarding the date workers tested positive or the total number of staff isolating, but said anyone “directly impacted or at risk of contact” was in quarantine at home.

Local operations had also instituted an increased work-from-home structure where possible, while the company said it was containing the cases using other measures such as contact tracing, sanitation, and social distancing.

The situation had impacted operations only minimally, the company stated.


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