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LDF Tribe announces positive COVID-19 test result

July 03, 2020

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Council on Wednesday, July 1 announced an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

“The employee worked one shift and had minimal contact with others since the casino reopened on June 17,” LDF Tribal president Joseph Wildcat, Sr. said. “Based on initial investigations, we believe the risk of exposure to others is minimal.”

The employee tested positive June 30 and the Tribe announced the positive test result within 24 hours. The employee is not a resident of Lac du Flambeau. The areas where this employee visited while working have received additional sanitizing beyond the significant safety measures and cleaning procedures already in place and recommended by the CDC.

“This is an example of how things will remain different for everyone around the world during this pandemic until there is a vaccine or other treatment for COVID-19,” Wildcat said. “We will continue to follow safety protocols from leading experts in multiple fields and report what we know when we know it to keep everyone as safe and as informed as possible.”

The Tribe is taking action to ensure the safety of the employees and community. They will continue to communicate openly and frequently with employees and community. The Tribe encourages everyone to continue to follow appropriate health and safety standards.

Lac du Flambeau community members are invited to contact Community Health at Peter Christensen Health Clinic with questions. All others are invited to contact their county health department where they reside if they have questions. HIPAA privacy laws prevent disclosure of identifying information about a person’s healthcare and/or test results.

Stay informed at LDFTribe.com, where there’s a dedicated conronavirus page with community updates and resources.

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