OPERATIONAL UPDATE - Newmont Porcupine

Apr 16, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, we want you to know that Newmont Porcupine remains committed to supporting your business during these exceptional circumstances. At the same time, we are strongly committed to securing the health and safety of our employees, customers and partners as well as their families. Newmont Porcupine has monitored the coronavirus outbreak development closely since January 2020 and has worked in accordance with the guidance and regulations set by the World Health Organization, local governments and public health authorities.

With that said we ask our partners, customers, suppliers and contractors to follow the direction of our leaders and practice social distancing.Several preventative measures — in alignment with directions from the Porcupine and Sudbury health units — have been implemented during the past few weeks.

In addition, Newmont has also taken added safety measures, including:

·On-site social distancing protocols — six feet, or two meters apart whenever possible;

·All incoming vehicles to site need to have a physical barrier preventing cross contamination to passengers, front and rear;

·All incoming vehicles to site that cannot provide a physical barrier must only have 1 occupant for a single cab pickup truck or van;

·All incoming vehicles to site that cannot provide a physical barrier must only have 1 occupant in the front of a crew cab and 1 occupant in the rear opposite seat of that crew cab; 

·Staggered morning huddles;

·Maximum of four people per deck in the cage at shaft No. 1 at Hoyle Pond;

·Limiting the number of people per room at any time;

·Limiting access on the buses at the Dome site;

·Establishing protocols for working in pairs, particularly maintenance people;

·Questionnaire for screening at all site entry points. The process will include temperature checks.

·Mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for anyone who has travelled internationally and returned to Canada on/or after March 14

Newmont has also indicated company officials are in regular communication with its stakeholders, such as its First Nations partners, the City of Timmins, the Town of Chapleau, various government ministries, and other mines in the region. The company also eliminated all work deemed “non-critical” and has restricted access at all work sites to those who are deemed critical to sustaining operations. We continue to closely monitor the evolution of the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic and its impacts and we’re asking that all our employees and the community to take the necessary precautions. We will continue to provide on-going communication.

On behalf of all of us at Newmont Porcupine, thank you for your continued support and dedication to our business.

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