In a matter of a week, the number of COVID-19 cases in Morley has shot up by 47 since Apr. 28.

That jump has lead Indigenous Services Canada to issue a letter expressing concern for those attending public gatherings.

"If you have attended a public gathering such as a wedding, funeral, birthday party, organized event, etc. in the last 10 days, you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus," states a letter issued by Dr. Chris Sarin, deputy medical officer of health for Indigenous Services Canada

He asks all those experiencing signs and symptoms to visit the testing site established by the Stoney Health Centre at the Morley Community Gym that's open until this Saturday.

Common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, nasal symptoms, loss of smell or taste, or feeling unusually unwell or tired.

"If you are experiencing any of these symptoms related to COVID-19, you must self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of the symptoms, or until your symptoms are resolved, whichever is longer," the letter states.

Dr. Sarin says under no circumstance should you leave your property during self-isolation and that assistance is available to acquire food, water, cleaning supplies, and medication delivery.

Moderna vaccine is currently available to all Stoney Nakoda Nation members over the age of 18.

As of yesterday, there were 55 active cases of the virus in Morley, up from 8 on Apr. 28.