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1 COVID-19 case confirmed after banquet in Ottawa

November 30, 2021

CBHSSJB Public Health has confirmed 1 new case of COVID-19 linked to a banquet event held in Ottawa on November 27. 


The case involves a Waswanipi community member who attended the banquet. They do not currently live in Waswanipi, and are isolating outside the community. 

If you attended the banquet and haven’t yet been contacted, Public Health asks that you self-isolate until your situation can be evaluated. 

Contact tracing is underway for this case. People who are contacted may be asked to isolate for a longer period of time, and get tested, depending on their personal level of risk exposure.

Public Health asks all people who are contacted to answer the questions with as much detail as possible. 

The Cree Nation of Waswanipi has taken further precautions to implement temporary community measures during this contact tracing investigation.  

  • The CMC is operating on an emergency basis for the next 24 hours

  • The MSDC is closed 

  • Robin’s Nest is closed 

  • Travelling to and from the community is restricted. 


Waswanipi CMC staff ready for testing
Waswanipi CMC staff are ready to begin mass testing.
photo: Eleonor Gull

Community members can get up-to-date information about specific measures: 

  • From their PSO 

  • On local radio 

  • On Waswanipi’s Facebook page

Thank you to everyone affected by this situation for collaborating with preventive measures required in this situation. Public Health will also share any updates as new information is available.  

If you attended the event in Ottawa and haven’t yet been contacted, please self-isolate until Public Health can evaluate your situation.

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Contact tracing is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19 and helps protect you, your family, and your community.

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