BC Hydro is confirming that an employee working on the Site C project has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee worked at the site during the week of September 7 and stayed in the onsite worker accommodation lodge.

“While at the site and in the lodge, the employee followed all prescribed health protocol guidelines including wearing a mask and physical distancing,” said BC Hydro.

The employee did not leave camp or have any interaction with the local community.

“Upon returning home from site this past weekend, the employee learned that prior to travelling to the site they had been exposed to someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.”

After developing symptoms, the employee was tested in their local health authority on September 15, they are recovering at home in the lower mainland.

Contact tracing has been completed and Health officials have advised a small number of people to self-monitor.

There are currently three people in isolation at the work camp.