Production at the Halifax Shipyard has been called off on Friday, after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed at the facility on Thursday.
"Out of an abundance of caution and after consultation with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, we have decided to temporarily suspend production operations at the Halifax Shipyard for today (Friday, February 26). Therefore the hourly employees are not to report. Staff employees at the Shipyard are to work from home for the day."
A statement says staff located at facilities based in Dartmouth are to report to work as usual on Friday.
The company confirmed on Thursday that an employee at the shipyard had tested positive for COVID-19.
Irving Shipbuilding said the case was the first it has had.