With COVID-19 cases rising in Stanley Mission, chief asks province for renewed self-isolation mandate – CBC

With COVID-19 cases rising in Stanley Mission, chief asks province for renewed self-isolation mandate – CBC

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Sep 10, 2021

Lac La Ronge chief requests public health order requiring those who test positive to isolate

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community of Stanley Mission, Sask., the local First Nations chief is calling on the province to reinstate mandatory isolation for those who test positive for the virus.

The community, roughly 90 kilometres northeast of La Ronge, declared an outbreak last week. As of Wednesday, there were 120 active cases of COVID-19 in Stanley Mission.

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said Wednesday that half the active cases were variants of concern, including the delta variant, which is thought to be significantly more contagious than earlier strains of COVID-19.

She sent a letter to Saskatchewan’s minister of health asking for a renewed order for mandatory isolation for those who test positive for the virus or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-stanely-mission-1.6169707

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