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NFN advises of potential high-risk COVID-19 exposure

Nipping First Nation is advising people of potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at a local business.

It posted a notice tonight directed at customers and employees of Kana Leaf, located on Osprey Miikan in Nipissing First Nation (NFN).

The potential exposure dates include:
December 31, 2020
January 1, 2 and 3 2021.

Individuals deemed high-risk and living in NFN have been contacted by NFN Health Services. Those high risk and not living in NFN have been contacted by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.

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NFN’s notice says if you have not been contacted, you have not been identified as a high-risk exposure. It adds that customers using curbside pick up are considered a low-risk exposure and are not required to self-isolate.

On December 24, 2020, a Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act was enacted in this public health district. 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 (option 5).

The release adds that “it is imperative that people continue follow public health guidance to prevent further spread of COVID19, including washing hands, physical distancing, and wearing a face covering that fully covers the nose, mouth and chin, and staying within your household.”

If you are you are concerned about a potential exposure, please 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. Please visit our website at for regular updates and links to helpful information.

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