Bruce Power continues to take proactive actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the community, employees, and also ensure the facility continues to provide the province with a reliable supply of electricity now and in the future, while maintaining the supply of Cobalt-60 for sterilization of medical equipment.
The Bruce Power site has been reduced in population by two-thirds over the last week and these reductions will continue as we advance with planned response activities. Key prevention actions are also being implemented as recommended by health officials including enhanced cleaning, social distancing and personal hygiene.
Individuals returning from outside of Canada are not permitted to return to work on site until they have self-isolated for 14 days.
The priority of the site is to minimize the number of employees working within the facility while maintaining safe, reliable operations and completing essential plant maintenance and inspections. Bruce Power is confident these plans will allow us to deliver a sustainable and dependable supply of electricity to Ontario residents, hospitals and health-care facilities, and businesses.
The Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project is on schedule, however, given the focus areas moving into the next stage of our response to COVID-19, the site will further reduce activities on the MCR Project. Key MCR activities will be narrowed to essential tasks related to plant safety and system integrity.
We are committed to supporting our surrounding communities during this challenging time as well as our health care system. All residents within the region are encouraged to follow the guidance of our Public Health officials. Bruce Power hosted a Virtual Town Hall with officials from Grey Bruce on Thursday evening, and this can be listened to and shared at www.brucepower.com.