High-risk local COVID-19 exposures announced

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Customers and employees of Kana Leaf, located on Osprey Miikan in Nipissing First Nation, are being advised of a potential high-risk COVID-19 exposure risk at the store Dec. 31 through Jan. 3.

They were instructed to self-isolate, self-monitor, and get tested for the virus.

“If you have not been contacted at this time you have not been identified as a high-risk exposure,” states an NFN media release. “Customers using curbside or delivery services are considered a low-risk exposure and are not required to self-isolate.”

Self-isolation means not leaving home and avoiding contact with others, including those living in your home, for a minimum of 14 days.

The media release warns there are legal implications for not self-isolating and urges people to inform the North Bay health unit.

“Individuals not complying with self-isolation requirements can be subject to legal action. If you believe someone who is required to self-isolate for COVID-19 is not following the class order you can call the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808,” it reads.

Anyone who is concerned about a potential exposure is asked to contact Carole Lafantaisie, Community Health Nurse at NFN Health Services, at (705) 840-8330. Other inquiries may be directed to Kimberly Lalonde, Director of NFN Health Services at (705) 498-3698.

Visit nfn.ca/covid-19 for regular updates and links to helpful information.

Dave Dale is a Local Journalism Reporter with BayToday.ca. LJI is funded by the Government of Canada.

Dave Dale, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, BayToday.ca