Highland Gold Mining - HGM Updates on COVID-19 Policies and Measures
Highland Gold Updates on COVID-19 Policies and Measures
At present, no employees of Highland Gold are known to have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Team members throughout the Company have been supplied with information on protecting themselves against infection as well as on available medical services, including regional hotlines set up by the Russian government that assist in receiving coronavirus testing.
From now until the end of April, the Company has implemented strict limits on work travel, restricted vacations to only those previously-scheduled, and asked that colleagues refrain from travel abroad. Anyone arriving from outside of
Due to the remote location of Highland Gold's operating and development assets and geographically-restricted access to those locations, the Company has not experienced any disruptions to its mining and processing plant operations and construction projects. Likewise, the Company is not currently experiencing material disruptions to its supply chain.
Mine employees and drivers at Highland Gold's operating subsidiaries already undergo pre-shift and pre-trip screening upon entering the workplace as part of a ground-breaking health monitoring system implemented last year. Special diagnostic equipment measures a range of parameters such as temperature, blood pressure and heart rate, with those exhibiting health issues restricted from work and others at risk identified for future monitoring.
In addition, the Company last year contracted recognized worldwide healthcare provider International SOS for services at its mine sites. International SOS is assisting with supplementary preventative measures, including screening of all shift employees in regional capitals before they travel to site. Contractors arriving at the mines are undergoing intensified health screening.
The Russian government has instituted a state of heightened preparedness with respect to COVID-19 and is implementing measures designed to mitigate the effects of the pandemic that are, thus far, complimentary to those undertaken by Highland Gold. The Company will continue to closely monitor the situation with its mining operations, supply chain, and the communities where we work, and will provide an update should there be any substantive changes.
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