New Gold reports positive COVID-19 tests at Rainy River
(Kitco News) - New Gold (TSX and NYSE American: NGD) today announced that three employees at the Rainy River mine in northwestern Ontario received positive COVID-19 test results. An additional seven employees have tested non-negative with the in-house PCR device and the mine is awaiting confirmation from the Northwestern Health Unit ("NWHU"). All affected individuals have been isolated and are no longer on site.
"The company has a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan in place and the health and safety of our workforce, and our communities remain our number one concern. We will support all initiatives that align with that objective," stated Renaud Adams, President and CEO.
The company said that operations continue at the Rainy River mine and the company will continue to closely work with the NWHU and monitor the situation.
New Gold is a Canadian-focused intermediate mining company with a portfolio of two core producing assets in Canada, the Rainy River gold mine and the New Afton copper-gold mine.