MASKWACIS, ALTA -- A First Nation in central Alberta is warning that a non-resident member who visited the community has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Samson Cree Nation says in a memo posted on social media that it has been told by a community health nurse that contact tracing has begun.

Officials say the person may have transmitted the virus while visiting Maskwacis.

They say the person is self-isolating away from the community, but they are trying to identify anyone who may have come in contact with the visitor in the community or at Ma-Me-O Beach.

Anyone who has been identified as a contact is being tested, and there are currently no active cases in Maskwacis.

The memo says non-essential programs and services have been closed for two weeks.

“During the closure, all face-to-face meetings are prohibited and the council chambers will remain closed,” said the memo posted Monday. “Please organize all meetings virtually.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 13, 2020