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 BayToday.ca. LJI is funded by the Government of Canada.