FORT NELSON, B.C. – Fort Nelson First Nation has confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in the community.

In a First Nation Facebook statement,  the residents are currently isolating, and contact tracing is underway.

Starting on Friday, a curfew will be implemented at the community checkpoints. From 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. no one will be allowed to enter the First Nation unless arriving/leaving for work or is a first responder.

All infractions will be reported to the RCMP.

Anyone who has been in contact with a confirmed case, or is experiencing symptoms is asked to take precautions and call 8-1-1 for health advice.

The community urges residents to follow provincial guidelines and restrictions and to limit travel, including leaving home in general.