One person from Mississaugas of the Credit Emergency Working Group being tested for COVID-19.

MISSISSAUGAS OF THE CREDIT First Nation – A member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation COVID-19 Emergency Response Working Group is being tested for COVID-19.

MCFN 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.

“Please be advised that all members of the working group have their Food Handler Certification. All members of the working group participated in the preparation and did not exhibit any symptoms of the virus. The team performed their work cautiously by taking precautions such as frequent hand washing and sanitizing, frequently sanitizing work stations, and wearing gloves and hairnets where appropriate,” said MCFN.

MCFN said “only one member met the criteria to be tested for COVID-19. All individuals who have been in direct contact with this individual, including the rest of the MCFN COVID-19 Working Group, have been advised to self isolate. Due to the precautions taken over the past week and the presenting symptoms, the risk of transmission to the MCFN Working Group is deemed low.”

As of March 28 no update on the status of the person who was tested were available.

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