Rotational workers feel all eyes on them after N.L.’s influx of cases from Alberta | CBC News

Rotational workers feel all eyes on them after N.L.’s influx of cases from Alberta | CBC News
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As the premier of Newfoundland and Labrador stared down the barrel of the camera Monday and offered a stern warning to rotational workers, some of those workers sat in isolation or at faraway work camps and worried about how much pressure they’d face at home.

As of Monday, the province had seen 52 new cases of COVID-19 since September. Those cases, though minuscule in comparison with many other provinces in Canada, came after months of calm and streaks of weeks without any cases at all.

In total, 18 infected people came directly from Alberta, and 16 of those were from workers returning to the province. Other workers returned from places like Ontario and Manitoba with the virus.

Rotational workers have been blamed for two recent outbreaks — one in Deer Lake and one in Grand…



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