Snowy Hydro employee tests positive for Covid-19

On Monday, Snowy Hydro revealed that one of their employees has tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from an overseas holiday.

The employee resides in Cooma in the Snowy Monaro LGA.

The company was notified of the positive result last Thursday.

Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad confirmed that the individual went into self-isolation immediately upon returning to Australia and did not come into contact with anyone. They were later tested after developing a mild cough.

“NSW Health Department has concluded that the employee has not transmitted the virus to any other person,” Mr Broad said.

“In this case, the risk measures implemented by Snowy Hydro weeks ago were very effective and the staff member will remain in isolation until he is medically cleared.”

Mr Broad said that as a provider of essential services, Snowy Hydro is “well prepared to operate through Covid-19.”

“For weeks now we’ve had extensive measures in place to keep the lights on and progress Snowy 2.0 as safely and responsibly as possible,” he said.

“Snowy Hydro continues to strictly enforce all of its COVID-19 safety and risk measures. 

“We are operating at full capacity, Snowy 2.0 is full steam ahead and we continue to invest locally, supporting jobs and working with local businesses and suppliers.”