Saddle Lake Cree Nation on lockdown following confirmed COVID-19 case

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Chief, Eric Shirt

“All programs except essential services will be closed during this time,”




Saddle Lake Cree Nation have announced a 14-day lockdown until Sept. 21 following a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Chief Eric Shirt is asking band members to self-isolate and avoid contact with other people outside their homes especially with seniors and those with chronic illnesses and to stay home as much as possible.

Saddle Lake schools are set to reopen Sept. 21 with busses scheduled to start transporting students on and off-reserve. 

In a Facebook video, Chief Shirt encouraged band members to monitor themselves and if they have symptoms such as a cough, fever, shortness of breath, running nose or a sore throat symptoms, to get tested.

“We want to take the stigma away from the virus if you do have it. There’s no shame"



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