Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services community health nurses have already been in direct communication with all community members that may have had close contact. Close contacts include anyone who had close physical contact, within two metres, for more than 15 minutes.

"As a community, we have been doing all we can and kept our numbers at zero for a long time. We need to continue to keep practicing the COVID 19 safety measures," it said in a public notice.

Public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Self-monitor for any symptoms
  • Self-isolate if symptoms develop and contact your Community Health Nurse
  • Practice frequent hand hygiene- Maintain physical distancing measures
  • Practice mask use when physical distancing not possible

A testing clinic for community members, who may be concerned about their risk of COVID-19, should call (807) 271.6481 to book a time slot. Individuals can also be tested at the Riverside Assessment Centre by calling (807)274-3261, ext. 4913.