October 16, 2020
Listuguj Confirmed Case Update
LISTUGUJ, Gespe’gewa’gi – On October 15, 2020, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) announced a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Listuguj. We knew that this day would eventually come. We, as a community, have planned and are prepared to handle the task ahead of us.
“As Listugujewaq, our strength is our people. In times of hardship, we can always trust that we have each other. That we support one another and that our love for our community and Nation is strong. This pandemic is no different. I am calling on all of us to stand strong and united as we work to keep each other and our most vulnerable community members safe.” – Chief Darcy Gray
The LMG is collaborating with Quebec Public Health to ensure all those affected are contacted. On Friday, October 16, our government initiated Step 7 of the Listuguj Emergency Plan, which triggered the closing of our government buildings. The closure will allow time for Quebec Public Health officials to complete their contact tracing and for the LMG to determine next steps.
Please be advised, all LMG buildings (with the exception of critical services) will be closed Monday, October 19, to allow time for Quebec Public Health to finish contract tracing. Additional information regarding next steps will be available once contact tracing is complete and we have a fuller picture of our current situation. An update will be provided Monday by 5:00 p.m.