Jukasa News Update – Monday, March 30, 2020
Six Nations Fire Chief Matthew Miller has received a negative test result for a coronavirus test he underwent last week.
Miller and an entire platoon of firefighters were under self-isolation and the Fire Hall #1 was decontaminated after a potential exposure.
Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council says Miller is now back on the job and leading the Six Nations Pandemic Response Plan.
Six Nations has 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community.
Public health is reaching out to those who were in contact with the persons in the last while to track possible transmission pathways.
Public Health did not disclose the gender or age of the infected persons or how many people in the community have been tested.
Six Nations took extreme action to close entrances to the community after throngs of shoppers lined up at local gas stations and tobacco outlets before they were shut out from accessing them.
Elected Chief Mark Hill announced the community would close access to non-essential services and non-band members on March 31. That timeline was shifted in response to the hundreds of cars and people that flooded the community to buy gas and cigarettes before the restricted access began. Community members launched into action on Sunday at around noon to begin blocking access to the community immediately to protect gas attendants and smoke shop employees from the increased risks they were facing.
One person from Mississaugas of the Credit Emergency Working Group is being tested for COVID-19.
Community officials released a statement announcing the possible case on March 26 and says the individual is self-isolating.
The community issued a second statement on March 27 saying the working group had been preparing food packages for the community. But say all members were using full health and safety protocols to handle the food and believe the risk of transmission is low.
No update to the persons condition has been made publicly available.
Brant County Health Unit is says 8 people in the region have tested positive for coronavirus.
In total there have been 309 Brantford-Brant residents tested for the virus.
Haldimand-Norfolk’s Health Unit has confirmed a total 23 positive coronavirus cases including 7 from a retirement home and long term care facility.
One person from the facility died over the weekend at West Haldimand General Hospital.
Across the province there are now 1,355 confirmed cases including 23 deaths. Just 8 of those cases are listed as resolved.
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