Two Manitoba First Nations have confirmed cases of COVID-19 in their communities.
According to a public notice issued on Oct.6 from Poplar River First Nation’s chief, council and emergency measures organization team, said four infected individuals are in isolation. The nurse-in-charge is monitoring all cases, as well as any contacts.
The notice added that within the next week the First Nation will:
- Do a 50 per cent top-up to social clients;
- Distribute infant and toddler formulas and pampers when the order arrives;
- Deliver meat packs to each household;
- Deliver fruit, vegetable and milk products to each household; and
- Issue household and cleaning supplies when the order arrives.
The First Nation reminds people to physically distance from one and another, wear masks when in public and wash their hands.
In a statement to CTV News, Chief Derek A. Cook of Bloodvein First Nation said one person has tested positive for COVID-19.
They said the person was asymptomatic and is currently isolating.
"We have a great response team and we're able to identify all contacts which has been moved out of the community isolation," said Cook.