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McLeod Lake Indian Band warns of member positive COVID-19 case in Prince George

Band says the individual "continues high risk behaviours and is not following safety measures even while in lockdown"
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The McLeod Lake Indian Band is warning members and the public of a positive COVID-19 case in Prince George with the alleged infected individual not following proper isolation protocols.

In a letter, Health Director Meaghan VanSomer says the band received information late yesterday afternoon (May 15) from the First Nations' Health Authority that an infected member had been discovered. 

The letter says the infected man has been in contact with extended family that also lives in Prince George.

He apparently has not informed them of his diagnosis and continues to not follow COVID-19 protocols.

"He continues high risk behaviours and is not following safety measures even while in lockdown," the statement reads.

"I can’t release the name because of confidentiality. I have contacted the family that I know he has been in contact with recently."

VanSomer states they are asking members not to visit Prince George or other communities and to not share vehicles. 

"To keep your family safe, we ask that you all stay within your small family groups (people who live in your household)," she says. 

"It is important at this time to remain in your own homes – wherever that may be. Do not visit in Prince George or other communities, do not share vehicles. Be safe, Be smart.

"Please stay home and continue to practice all recommended safety measures for your sake and for your loved ones. It is imperative that we remain vigilant during this time as this disease is here to stay for the long term, it will be our elders and most vulnerable who pay the ultimate price."

Northern Health currently has a recorded test-positive COVID-19 cases total of 58.