COVID-19 Outbreak at Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake Declared Over

The COVID-19 outbreak at Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake, north of Fort McMurray, is officially over.

In an email sent to Mix News, a spokesperson for Alberta Health Services says they declared the outbreak over on Monday.

In total, 114 individuals with ties to the oilsands tested positive or were deemed a presumptive case. All of them have since recovered.

Eighty-four live in Alberta, while the remaining 30 lived outside of the province. Cases were confirmed in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The first case was reported to AHS on March 18, with the outbreak being declared in mid-April. The last positive case popped up on May 17.

The only other outbreak at an oilsands, Canadian Natural Resources’ Horizon site, was declared over at the end of May. Five individuals who worked for service providers for the site had previously tested positive.

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