Beausoleil First Nation institutes 48-hour lockdown over community’s COVID concerns

Possible case of COVID-19 would be the community's first

After receiving reports of a possible COVID-19 case, Beausoleil First Nation has gone into a hard lockdown.

A statement issued by Beausoleil First Nations indicates the community entered into a 48-hour lockdown as of 11 a.m. Thursday. The lockdown is for contact tracing purposes and those involved will be contacted by health workers.

While the lockdown is in effect, residents of Beausoleil First Nation are strongly urged to stay inside and only leave for essential goods from stores within the community. The island’s ferry is running on the modified scheduled introduced in March for the duration of the lockdown.