Métis Nation - Sask. president joins list of public figures positive for COVID-19

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan President Glen McCallum learned yesterday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being asymptomatic, says a release from the MN-S.

McCallum is self-isolating and following all public health protocols.

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McCallum was tested as a preventative measure given his role in the community and to ensure he and everyone he comes in contact with remains safe. Despite taking precautions, President McCallum still contracted this virus. McCallum and the MN-S are fully engaged with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) efforts to support appropriate contact tracing. MN-S is thankful for the responsiveness and diligent efforts of SHA employees.

“I want to thank everyone who has called and sent messages of concern. I’ve been touched by the kindness the community has shown since my diagnosis became public. I’m fortunate to be healthy and not have any symptoms but this demonstrates how easily, and unknowingly, this virus is spread. I will remain in isolation until I receive the all clear from public health officials. I’m relieved and grateful that I was tested when I was and that my family is safe and healthy,” said McCallum.

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan urges its citizens to visit the SHA website for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and to follow all protocols including regular hand washing, keeping two metres of distance, and wearing face masks. As restrictions begin to lift and life now has some sense of normalcy it is even more important to remain vigilantabout safety precautions.

“It’s very easy as we go about our daily lives to not be as attentive as we were at the beginning of this global pandemic,” stated President McCallum. “We must remind ourselves and others that we are not at the end of this health crisis - instead we are at a critical point as we see cases rise across the country. If nothing else, please let this be a reminder to remain cautious and follow all preventative COVID-19 protocols.”

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