KFN declares state of emergency

Kátł’odeeche First Nation has declared a state of emergency after learning of positive cases of COVID-19 in the community.

Under the state of emergency, leaders say visiting the community is prohibited. They are also asking residents to not visit Elders, and other high-risk individuals.

Residents that need food delivery can call the KFN office at 867-874-6701 or text Chief April Martel at 867-875-0111.

According to the latest public health numbers, there are 42 active cases in the Hay River area. The numbers are not broken down between Hay River and Kátł’odeeche.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com