COVID-19 Update – December 31, 2020

Today, as of 2:30 p.m., the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) is confirming 6 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of active cases in our community to 9. One community member remains in the hospital. Two community members have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. The current active cases are related to close contact with an individual who travelled to our region from an identified ‘Red Zone’ and did not self-isolate.

Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHS) has mobilized and is providing support to all those affected. To get a full picture of our situation, community members are encouraged to get tested if they feel they may have come in contact with the virus (more info below). Please respect the privacy of the families impacted and of those seeking testing. 

Important Notices:

  • The LMG will be closed until January 11, 2020. Critical and essential services will continue. Critical/essential staff will be contacted by their Director.
  • The Unified Command continues to meet and are assessing our evolving situation. Next steps will be determined once all the data becomes available.
  • COVID Testing is available for Listuguj residents at the CLSC in Pointe-à-la-Croix, without an appointment, to get tested from Monday to Friday from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (NB Time). They will be open on New Years’ Day. CLSC requires that you limit one person per vehicle for drive-ins.
  • Alternatively, you can make a COVID Testing appointment by calling 1 (877) 644-4545.
  • Psychosocial support is available.

It’s important to understand that we each play an important role in keeping the virus at bay. Each and everyone one of us has a responsibility to our loved ones and our community to keep each other safe by following the health and safety protocols put in place. Please wash your hands, practice proper cough etiquette, social distance, refrain from social gatherings, and wear a mask in public.

Furthermore, we are stressing again that those people traveling to Listuguj from an identified ‘Red Zone’ must self-isolate upon entry. Listuguj Residents traveling to a ‘Red Zone’ overnight must self-isolate upon return. Listuguj residents traveling for a day trip for essential purposes (i.e. work, school, medical appointments, custody arrangements, and necessities of life) are not required to self-isolate but must follow health and safety measures listed on our website.