The fishing season has begun again and with harvesters and plant workers being deemed essential there may be some travel to and from the Labrador coast.
The Torngat Fish Co-op, which has processing plants in Makkovik and Nain, sent out a joint release with the Nunatsiavut Government regarding the recommendations they have for workers travelling.
They are asking any workers who have respiratory symptoms, are awaiting test results for COVID-19, or have been advised by Public Health authorities to self-isolate, to not travel to the Inuit communities. Those travelling from with the province to work in a Nunatsiavut community or on a fishing vessel are also being asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, as well as the standard COVID-19 precautions such as avoiding touching your face and physical distancing.
According to the release, the co-op said they will implement measures that will be on par or exceed industry standards with respect to COVID-19 precautions.
“Torngat Fish Co-op has and will continue to work with our employees, Inuit Community Governments and Nunatsiavut Government for a safe working environment during these unprecedented times,” said Torngat Fish Co-op General Manager Keith Watts in the release. “We will continue to provide information on our measures as the processing season commences.”