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Timmins sawmill back in operation after temporary shutdown

There have been five confirmed COVID cases as the site
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A view of the inside of the Timmins sawmill. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

The Timmins sawmill is back up and running after a temporary closure.

Last week, EACOM paused work at the sawmill after employees tested positive for COVID-19. An outbreak was reported at the site May 12.

To date, EACOM public relations senior advisor Biliana Necheva said there have been five confirmed cases. There have been no new cases since Friday. 

The sawmill is currently running one shift instead of the usual two. 

"Employees at the planer and kiln have not been affected," Necheva said.

"Should things remain stable, (the Porcupine Health Unit) will declare the outbreak terminated by noon next Friday."