Tsuut’ina Nation closes schools, offices following COVID-19 exposure

Exposure to the novel coronavirus has prompted a southern Alberta First Nation to shut down its schools and administrative offices.

Early Tuesday morning, Tsuut’ina Nation posted a notice on social media confirming “a COVID-19 infection” following a recent community gathering. Chief and council decided to exceed protocol “to protect Nation citizens.”

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The notice from Tsuut’ina Nation chief and council of the shutdown of schools and offices after a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The notice from Tsuut’ina Nation chief and council of the shutdown of schools and offices after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Facebook / Tsuut’ina Communications

Schools and admin offices on the First Nation will be closed until further notice. Contact tracing is underway, according to a Facebook post, and the chief and council are encouraging community members to get tested.

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According to the nation’s website, there was one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community as of Oct. 2.

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