Throughout decades of production, Red Dog Mine has been a source of stability for NANA shareholders, three generations of employees, our 11 regional communities, the Northwest Arctic Borough, and Alaska Native corporations throughout the state.
These groups are the very ones we seek to protect in our response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Recognizing concerns from our communities to limit travel, for the next eight weeks, Red Dog operations will follow a systematic plan to “hunker down,” which outlines several temporary changes for all personnel at the mine site, including Teck, NANA and contractor employees.
To prioritize the safety and health of Red Dog personnel and our people in the region, the following changes are in place:
- Outbound flights from Red Dog to communities in the NANA region are suspended
- All travel from the mine will be routed through Anchorage
Regionally based employees who are impacted by these changes will be required to self-isolate in Anchorage during their time off. Teck will provide personnel lodging in Anchorage along with a per diem allowance, or employees can choose to stay with extended family in Anchorage.
These adjustments are temporary and require hard work, sacrifice and cooperation – qualities that our Red Dog teams have in abundance. Together, NANA and Teck will reevaluate the situation in another eight weeks and continue to update employees and community members throughout the process.
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