A COVID-19 outbreak has struck the Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) in Regina. In the last few days, multiple COVID-19 cases have been reported. The company hasn’t yet confirmed the exact number of the cases and the company spokesperson wrote the following statement:
“We are working with the contractors to reinforce that COVID-19 protocols must not only be followed onsite but offsite as well. The health and safety of everyone on site is our top priority and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
So far, all we know is that there have been a total of 20 cases since March 29 and according to the company’s spokesperson, they’ve had
“no impact on operations.”
Health Minister Paul Merriman said that the Saskatchewan Health Authority is trying to help the refinery.
“As with any outbreak, we always have boots on the ground to make sure that everyone’s adhering to the public health guidelines [and] they’ve got their [personal protective equipment. The SHA is always there to make sure that we can help out if needed.”
The refinery’s spokesperson said that workers’ numbers will probably start to dwindle until operations wrap at the end of the month.