We have been pleased to gradually begin welcoming Nunavik workers back to Raglan Mine starting September 1, 2020. Workers have been able to return thanks to close cooperation among the Nunavik Regional Advisory Committee on Emergency Preparedness, Raglan Mine management, the Kativik Regional Government (KRG), local mayors, and the Public Health Department of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS).
We obtained authorization thanks to the rigorous preventive measures we put in place at various points leading to the mining site as well as at our facilities.
These preventive measures include:
- More frequent and thorough cleaning and disinfection of premises, equipment, and transportation
- New additional procedures prior to heading to the mining site, at airports, and during transportation
- A COVID-19 screening test for Nunavimmiut workers before they return to an Inuit community
Health and safety are a key priority at our company. We have therefore implemented a number of preventive measures to keep our workers safe and protect their families when workers return home to Nunavik or elsewhere at the end of their rotation. This is very important to us.
Please note that users in the region are still not authorized to access our Donaldson or Deception Bay facilities. This is to limit the exposure of the population of Nunavik to people from farther south. Full details about when these facilities will reopen will follow in due course.
For more information about the measures we have implemented since the start of the pandemic, please see the Questions & Answers section of the COVID-19 page on our website.