Red Pheasant COVID-19 case prompts drive-up testing

Red Pheasant Cree Nation announced to its membership Tuesday a member of the First Nation had been confirmed to have COVID-19.

An announcement by Chief Clint Wuttunee also stated drive-up testing was scheduled for Wednesday.

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It was stated that if anyone tested positive, a nurse would ensure they could isolate safely and comfortably with access to food, supplies and necessary health care. A medical health office would alert community leadership of new cases, but personal information such as names and location would not be shared.

“Please be assured that your privacy will be protected and that you will receive support to isolate,” said the announcement.

The announcement said that while there was conformation of one case of COVIID-19, more community members could have the virus even if they feel well. The risk is higher for anyone who has recently visited high-risk areas or participated in high-risk activities such as gatherings, hugs and handshakes, stated the announcement, which encouraged members to follow safety guidelines.


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