1911 Gold Provides Notification of Two Positive COVID-19 Cases at Rice Lake Operations
TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2020 - 1911 Gold Corp. ("1911 Gold" or the "Company") (TSXV: AUMB) was informed on October 31, 2020 that two employees who were on site at its Rice Lake operations had recently been exposed offsite to an individual who had tested positive for COVID-19. Following the Company's established risk mitigation procedures, both individuals notified their supervisor immediately, were placed into isolation offsite, and received polymerase chain reaction ("PCR") tests the following day. On November 4, 2020 the Company was notified that both employees had received positive test results for COVID-19. All onsite personnel identified through internal contact tracing as having contact with each of the employees will undergo the same mitigation procedures.
The employees who tested positive arrived on site October 27, 2020 and had limited interaction with other personnel at the Rice Lake operations prior to their isolation on October 31, 2020. Both workers remain asymptomatic and there are no reported symptoms among the workforce at site.
As a result of these two positive cases of COVID-19, the Company is temporarily suspending operations until results from the additional employee testing are received. All travel to site has been suspended and employees currently off shift will remain at home until further notice. In the event the additional PCR tests are positive for COVID-19, the Company will delay restarting the tailings operations to allow for additional testing and isolation, as required, of possibly affected employees.
1911 Gold values the health and safety of its employees and contractors, their families and the community. During this period the Company has continued to execute its enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures in order to minimize the risk of further spread as well as follow public health authorities' guidance regarding response and containment measures.
About 1911 Gold Corporation
1911 Gold is a junior explorer that holds a highly prospective, consolidated land package totalling 54,344 hectares within and adjacent to the Archean Rice Lake greenstone belt in Manitoba, and also owns the True North mine and mill complex at Bissett, Manitoba, where it is reprocessing historic tailings on a seasonal basis. 1911 Gold believes its land package is a prime exploration opportunity, with potential to develop a mining district centred on the True North complex. The Company also owns the Tully and Denton-Keefer projects near Timmins, Ontario, and intends to focus on both organic growth opportunities and accretive acquisition opportunities in North America.
1911 Gold's True North complex and exploration land package are located within the traditional territory of the Hollow Water First Nation, signatory to Treaty No. 5 (1875-76). 1911 Gold looks forward to maintaining open, co-operative and respectful communication with the Hollow Water First Nation in order to build mutually beneficial working relationships.
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