“People have to understand we have to take these measures and the ones who are close contacts will have to go into quarantine, the only way we can combat this is if we stay home.”
COVID-19 has officially made its way into the remote community of Fort Chipewyan.
Allan Adam, Chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says that 10 individuals have contracted the virus over the past several days.
A curfew remains from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. while all indoor social gatherings are prohibited.
Chief Adam is encouraging Fort Chipewyan residents to only travel to Fort McMurray for essential services including getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
A vaccine clinic is expected to be up and running in Fort Chipewyan later this week.