Provincial Public Health officials have confirmed a case of COVID-19 in the Thompson/Mystery Lake District of the Northern Health Region.
Public Health nurses and staff are already conducting extensive contact tracing and monitoring, and the City of Thompson is working closely with the Northern Health Region and community partners to help contain this event.
Mayor and Council would like to remind residents to continue to practice the fundamentals to keep COVID-19 at bay in the North:
- Stay home when you feel sick;
- Wash your hands frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Cover your cough or sneeze;
- Follow all precautions implemented by local businesses;
- Maintain physical (social) distancing, and wear a mask when in group settings;
- Limit errand runs and groceries to one person, if possible.
“No one should be surprised or caught off-guard by this announcement: we knew this day was coming. That’s why it’s important that we follow precautions and public health orders properly,” said Mayor Colleen Smook. “This positive case does not need to turn into an outbreak, but we need to start taking this virus seriously.”
All municipalities in Manitoba have been advised to refer to and publish case information as it is publicly released by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer and the Province of Manitoba to ensure information is accurate and consistent. The City of Thompson will provide updates as the situation progresses, in due collaboration with provincial authorities.
If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, we encourage residents to use the Manitoba Shared Health self-screening tool prior to reporting to a testing location.
Download the COVID-19 Alert app from Health Canada to find out if you have been in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. The More people who use the app, the more effective it will be.
Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19 for accurate information about COVID19 in Manitoba.