New Gold Provides COVID-19 Update at Rainy River Mine
April 21, 2021 -- New Gold Inc. (“New Gold” or the
“Company”) (TSX and NYSE American: NGD) today announces that
three employees at the Rainy River Mine in northwestern Ontario
received positive COVID-19 test results. An additional seven
employees have tested non-negative with the in-house PCR device and
the mine is awaiting confirmation from the Northwestern Health Unit
(“NWHU”). All affected individuals have been isolated and are no
longer on site.
“The Company has a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan in place
and the health and safety of our workforce, and our communities
remain our number one concern. We will support all initiatives that
align with that objective,” stated Renaud Adams, President and
Operations continue at the Rainy River Mine and the Company will
continue to closely work with the NWHU and monitor the situation.
The Company will provide updates as appropriate.
The Company’s COVID-19 measures are in place to mitigate and
limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the well-being of its
employees, contractors, their families, local communities, and
other stakeholders. New Gold has and continues to follow the Public
Health guidance and directives of federal, provincial, and regional
authorities in respect of general and mine site-specific protocols
and is working in close partnership with its medical service
provider and NWHU.
The Rainy River Mine will continue to work with surrounding
Indigenous and local communities to implement and coordinate
actions that will reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.
Further information on the Company’s response to COVID-19 is
available via the following link:
About New Gold Inc.
New Gold is a Canadian-focused intermediate mining Company with
a portfolio of two core producing assets in Canada, the Rainy River
gold mine and the New Afton copper-gold mine. The Company also
holds an 8% gold stream on the Artemis Gold Blackwater project
located in British Columbia and a 6% equity stake in Artemis. The
Company also operates the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico (in
reclamation). New Gold's vision is to build a leading diversified
intermediate gold Company based in Canada that is committed to
environment and social responsibility. For further information on
the Company, visit www.newgold.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
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any information relating to New Gold’s future financial or
operating performance are “forward-looking”. All statements in this
news release, other than statements of historical fact, which
address events, results, outcomes or developments that New Gold
expects to occur are “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking
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such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events
or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “might” or “will be
taken”, “occur” or “be achieved” or the negative connotation of
such terms. Forward-looking statements in this news release
include, among others, statements with respect to: continuity of
operations at Rainy River mine and the ability of the Company’s
COVID-19 measures to mitigate and limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Ankit Shah Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
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