Masks now mandatory in Fort McKay following first confirmed COVID-19 case

"Contact tracing is being done, and anyone who gets a call from health authorities should co-operate with them"



Fort McKay is dealing with its first case of COVID-19.

In a Facebook Video posted on Friday afternoon, Chief Mel Grandjamb of the Fort McKay First Nation said residents are now required to wear non medical masks when out in the community, or any public building.

Recently, the nation confirmed it's first case of COVID-19. The individual resides in Fort McKay and is currently in self-isolation. Those who’ve been in contact are being tested.

Chief Grandjamb is asking people not to blame the person who tested positive, and to encourage the community to stick together. 

“Let’s remember we are all family in this community.”

The Nation said the announcement isn't fear based, it was a plan developed in March if there was ever a positive test.

At this time, Visiting between households is restricted and Commercial drivers entering the community will be screened.




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