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Fort McMurray worker camp sends guest to hospital with suspected COVID-19

An ambulance took the guest to hospital in Fort McMurray and results of the tests have not yet been received



FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The operator of one of the many worker lodges in the Fort McMurray area of northern Alberta confirmed that a guest has been transported to hospital with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

In a statement on March 20, Houston-based Civeo Corp. said the worker had no symptoms when they checked into the Borealis Lodge, a 1,500-room complex 22 kilometres north of the city, on March 18 but felt ill the next morning.

It also said an ambulance took the guest to hospital in Fort McMurray for medical treatment and evaluation, adding results of the tests have not yet been received.

Civeo said it followed its screening protocol when the worker checked in, adding the person was in the facility less than 12 hours, most of which was spent in the guest’s quarters.

It says it has implemented its quarantine and isolation protocol, which includes closing the individual’s room and completing a deep sanitization for all areas in which the individual was present or assumed present, as well as letting other guests know about the situation.

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