Message from the Mayor

Posted On Thursday November 19, 2020

LNG Canada Site COVID-19 Outbreak

November 19, 2020 - The District of Kitimat is aware of the COVID-19 outbreak declared by Northern Health at the LNG Canada site. In order to help protect the wellbeing of community residents and visitors, the District will continue engaging with Northern Health, LNG Canada, JFJV, and other necessary stakeholders. We commend LNG Canada, JFJV, and other industry partners in Kitimat for the tremendous amount of work they have done to try to prevent and mitigate negative impacts of COVID-19 on their sites and in our community.

It is very unfortunate to hear of this outbreak, but I am confident that LNG Canada and JFJV will work closely with Northern Health to limit further spread of COVID-19 stemming from this outbreak. We have seen other outbreaks in communities across the Province including here in Northwest B.C., and we have seen those outbreaks managed. I have spoken to Northern Health and LNG Canada and I am confident that every effort is being taken to manage and mitigate this outbreak as well. The District will continue collaborating with Northern Health and Kitimat’s industrial partners to identify safe ways for LNG Canada and other industrial partners to continue to develop and operate during these challenging times, while also keeping workers and the community protected and safe.

As predicted, the entire world, including our nation and our Province, are facing an unprecedented spike in COVID cases. One should not think that any community or worksite is immune to the pandemic. It is with these sentiments that I implore everyone in our community, whether a resident or a guest, to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Kitimat:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Wash your hands
  • Wear a mask when in public spaces

Please follow all Provincial Health Orders, and do your part to keep Kitimat and Kitamaat Village safe.

Mayor Phil Germuth

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