(St Mary’s First Nation)
150 Cliffe Street, Fredericton, NB E3A 0A1
- (506) 458-9511 T.F. (888) 445-6644
January 4, 2022
COVID Update, January 4, 2022; 2 Recoveries, 0 New Cases, 0 Active Cases, Outbreak Officially Over
January 4, 2022; 4:21 p.m., Sitansisk: New Brunswick Public Health has informed Sitansisk Band Administration that it has been more than 14 days since the last case caused by community spread, and the community’s outbreak is officially declared over. As of today, there are ZERO Active Cases, with a total of 49 Recovered of a total of 49 cases. However, due to the threat posed by the omicron variant, individuals are urged to continue with best practices in their daily lives. This includes isolating and seeking testing if symptoms arise, as well as limiting unnecessary social interactions, particularly those indoors or where physical distance cannot be maintained.
The Health Centre remains closed for the week; if you need to arrange a PCR test, please leave a message at +1 (506) 452-2750 or attend a clinic, as seen on social media accounts run by the Health Centre. According to Public Health, the omicron variant provides a difficult challenge due to its increased ability to infect individuals, even those with past infection or vaccination-based immunity. Testing remains available through Public Health as well, with tests for self-identified First Nations people being expedited to lower the risk of future outbreaks.
There were 2,548 cases reported by the province during their last update following the gap in testing due to the holidays. Addictions and mental health personnel remain available at +1 (506) 688-3721. Rapid testing kits can be delivered in the community by calling Security at +1 (506) 447-8721. Chief and Council would like to personally thank the St. Mary’s Veterans Memorial Health Centre staff and New Brunswick Public Health for their persistent efforts during this outbreak.
Sitansisk Chief and Council