Most COVID-19 cases in Lac Seul First Nation now resolved, two nearby wild fires Being Held and Under Control
Tim Brody - Editor
Nearly all COVID-19 cases in Lac Seul First Nation have been resolved.
A post on May 29 on the Lac Seul Community News & Events Facebook page informed that there were three active COVID-19 cases in the community and that 42 cases had been resolved.
Forty-five total cases of COVID-19 had been recorded in the community during a recent COVID-19 outbreak, which resulted in a State of Emergency being declared in Lac Seul First Nation on May 1.
A May 29 community notice posted on Lac Seul First Nation’s website informed that, “As a community we were able to work together to lower COVID-19 numbers and see positive change. Even though the restrictions within the community are loosening, it is extremely important to remain vigilant and continue to wear a mask in all public spaces, wash your hands regularly, and practice physical distancing.”
A May 27 update from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) informed that two wild fires burning north of Lac Seul First Nation were Being Held – Sioux Lookout 3 (3,427 hectares) and Under Control – Sioux Lookout 5 (226 hectares).
AFFES informed that infra-red scanning was ongoing to determine targets for crews.
As of May 27, 21 FireRanger crews and six helicopters continued work on the fire aided by cool temperatures.