Schools, public buildings in central Alberta First Nations community closed due to COVID-19 – CBC

As of Friday, Maskwacis had 139 active cases

Oct 04, 2021

The four First Nations of Maskwacis have closed all schools and public buildings due to increasing COVID-19 cases and low vaccination rates in the central Alberta community.

Maskwacis Health Services, along with the directors of emergency management of the Samson, Ermineskin, Louis Bull Tribe and Montana nations, announced the closures Friday in a joint statement on social media.

The restrictions, which came into effect Friday, will remain in place until further notice, officials said.

Residents of Maskwacis, about 100 kilometres south of Edmonton, are also being urged to limit unnecessary travel, avoid large social gatherings and limit outside visitors.

As of Friday, there were 139 active cases of COVID-19 in Maskwascis with four community members in hospital with the disease.

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