WINNIPEG - Like other Manitobans, people on First Nations are also dealing with labour shortages caused by COVID-19.
Grand chief Arlen Dumas at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says the virus is having a big impact. For example, a community's water plant needs to run even if the people who normally operate it are having to isolate.
Grand chief Garrison Settee who represents First Nations in northern Manitoba says a lack of health care workers is preventing some of his people from getting their booster shot of a COVID vaccine.
Before the holidays, there were less than 1,000 cases of COVID on Manitoba reserves. That number has grown by almost 1,400 in just the past week.
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