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Positive COVID case at Nipissing First Nation business

Green Medicine worker in Duchesnay Village store exposure warning for March 12-13, 15-20 and 22 to 27
2021-03-26 COVID virus CDC
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Nipissing First Nation (NFN) is advising the public that an individual working at a local business has tested positive for COVID-19.  

A media release issued Sunday is directed at customers and employees of Green Medicine located at 120 Commanda Crescent in Duchesnay (near North Bay).  The potential exposure dates include:  March 12and 13, March 15 to 20 and March 22 to 27.  

Close contacts have been advised to immediately self-isolate, self-monitor and to get tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise or on day 10 of exposure.  Only individuals identified as a close contact will be contacted by Nipissing First Nation Health Services. No personal health information will be released.  

Self-isolation means individuals are to remain on their property and avoid contact with others for a minimum of 14 days even if you receive a negative COVID-19 test result.  This includes self-isolating from others in your home. Community Health Nurses will be conducting regular follow-up with close contacts for the duration of the isolation period.  

Customers using curbside or delivery services are considered a low-risk exposure and are not required to self-isolate.  

The owners of Green Medicine are taking extra precautions and will close the business from March 29 to April 10.  The business will re-open Monday, April 12.  

If you are concerned about a potential exposure, please contact Carole Lafantaisie, Community Health Nurse at NFN Health Services at (705) 840-8830.  Other inquiries may be directed to Kimberly Lalonde, Director of Health Services at (705) 498-3698.  

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

Dave Dale

About the Author: Dave Dale

Dave Dale is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who covers the communities along the Highway 17 corridor Mattawa to West Nipissing. He is based out of BayToday
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