Two Keystone XL pipeline workers test positive for COVID-19

August 7, 2020

BILLINGS, Mont, (AP) – A Canadian company says two people working on the Keystone XL oil pipeline have tested positive for the coronavirus in northern Montana, but work on the project will continue.

Calgary-based TC Energy says the first pipe yard worker in Phillips County tested positive at a local clinic on July 28.

Testing on six close contacts found a second worker with the virus.

Native American tribes and others along the pipeline’s 1,200-mile route have raised concerns that workers could bring the virus into rural communities unable to handle an outbreak.