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Fort McKay implements COVID-19 response plan

Last Updated Jul 11, 2020 at 4:05 pm MDT

IMAGE. Supplied by the Fort McKay First Nation.

Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) confirmed the hamlet’s first positive test for COVID-19.

The Nation confirmed the Fort McKay resident tested positive while they were outside the town.

The following is an infographic on COVID-19 testing posted on FMFN’s social media account:


Fort McKay First Nation Chief Mel Grandjamb shared a video message the night of Jul. 10, 2020.

Partnering with Fort McKay Métis Nation, he said the FMFN Council will implement their emergency plan.

They first drafted its COVID-19 strategy on March 9.

Chief Grandjamb also addressed the possibility of negatively towards individuals presumed infected with COVID-19.

“Let’s remember we are all family in the community. Let’s stand together and support each other; they did nothing wrong to attract the infection, and we are cooperating fully with measures communicated to them.”

Testing is available at the hamlet’s Health Clinic through the weekend.

The FMFN made masks mandatory for all residents in the hamlet.

There are also limits on non-essential travel, and essential personnel must comply with screening measures.


Chief Grandjamb said Fort McKay would continue providing daily updates on COVID-19 response.

Screening and residency applications are available at the Security Gate or during regular hours at the Band Office Reception Desk.