PERTH (miningweekly.com) – An employee at gold miner Northern Star Resources’ Pogo mine, in Alaska, has tested positive for Covid-19 while at home on rostered leave.
The miner said that the employee, who lives in Fairbanks, tested positive for the virus four days after completing his 12-day roster at the mine site.
As a precaution, the eight identified potential close contact employees at Pogo are in self isolation, and are being transported off the site and another six potential close contact employees that are on rostered leave have been informed of the positive test.
All of the close contact employees will spend the next 14 days in self-isolation and sanitation at the site is occurring.
Pogo will continue to operate as planned, Northern Star said on Monday.