Coronavirus confirmed at White Earth Indian Reservation

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MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live) - The coronavirus has made its to the White Earth Indian Reservation with the first positive test confirmed on Thursday.

The White Earth Emergency Management Incident Commander revealed the COVID-19 diagnosis on Facebook.

“The individual identified is on self-quarantine for a 14-day period and will be monitored by [the Minnesota Department of Health],” Commander Ed Snetsinger said. “MDH will contact identified individuals that are deemed high risk and ask them to also self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor symptoms.”

People with questions about COVID-19 can call the Mahnomen County ONE-Call Center at 218-936-2774 or send an email message at: covid19@whiteearth-nsn.gov.