Outbreak declared at 7th First Nation community since Friday – CBC

Nov 15, 2021

Outbreak management teams have been sent to help deal with cases and contact tracing

Sitansisk, also known as St. Mary’s First Nation, is the seventh first nation to have an outbreak of COVID-19 since Friday.

A notice posted by Chief Allan Polchies on Sunday says there are 13 COVID-19 cases in the community, and one band member is in hospital.

The notice says the cases are all connected, but the Provincial Rapid Outbreak Management Team will still be in the community starting Monday to help with the response. The notice also asks people to limit contacts, avoid large gatherings, and maintain physical distancing.

“Chief and council ask that members be sympathetic and show compassion for anyone who may have contracted the virus,” the statement says.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/first-nation-covid-19-outbreak-1.6249050

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