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Two More Cases of COVID at Truro Sawmill

SAINT JOHN, N.B.:   The J.D. Irving, Limited sawmill near Truro, N.S. received notice this afternoon that two more employees have tested positive for Covid-19.  The individuals have been assessed by medical professionals and are self-isolating at home while they recover.

One worker was last at the sawmill on March 23 and the second worker was last on site on March 26.   The two workers have not been at the sawmill site since the cleaning and disinfection by 3rd party emergency response professionals on March 28 and 29 when the first case of Covid 19 was confirmed at the sawmill.  

We understand the Public Health investigation is continuing to determine the close contacts of the two recent cases.  In the meantime, the mill is undertaking an immediate shut down for a minimum of 24 hours and will work with Public Health to understand when a safe reopening can be undertaken.  


Contact:           Mary Keith


                        Vice President Communications




                        Office              506-632-5122


                        Cell                  506-650-8209