Potential High-Risk Exposure to COVID-19 at Local Business

Nipissing First Nation is advising people of potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at a local business. This notice is 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, 2021 (closed for holiday)
• January 2, 2021
• January 3, 2021

Individuals deemed high-risk and living in NFN have been contacted by NFN Health Services. Individuals deemed high-risk and not living in NFN have been contacted by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. All individuals have been advised to immediately self-isolate, self-monitor and get tested for COVID19. No personal health information will be released. If you have not been contacted at this time you have not been identified as a high-risk exposure. 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 for a minimum of 14 days. This includes self-isolating from others in your home.

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).

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