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B.C.’s $10-million quarantine program seen as model for how to treat migrant workers

July 16, 2020
By The Globe and Mail


It has cost British Columbia about $10-million so far, but the province’s program to quarantine migrant workers in hotels while paying for their food and accommodation is estimated to have prevented more than two dozen potential COVID-19 outbreaks at farms and greenhouses.

The program, introduced in April following a March outbreak at an Okanagan nursery that employs migrant workers, has prompted the federal government to look to B.C. as it weighs changes to its migrant worker programs, B.C.‘s Minister of Agriculture said. | READ MORE