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Video – COVID-19 Update – Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug FN – March 31st, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there are two members from Kitchenuymaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation that have tested positive for COVID. The individuals are isolating safely in Sioux Lookout.

Case and contact management has commenced and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.
We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.
As always, we continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.
If you have any community member with symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19, please contact your nursing station to be assessed as a matter of urgency.
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Video – Special Announcement from the SLFNHA Public Health Physician – Dr. John Guilfoyle – March 31st, 2021

Special Announcement from SLFNHA’s Public Health Physician, Dr. John Guilfoyle
 
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Video – COVID-19 Update – North Caribou FN & Deer Lake FN – March 29th, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there are additional cases of COVID in the following communities:

• North Caribou Lake First Nation – two new cases isolating in community – total of five cases at this time

• Deer Lake First Nation – one new case isolating in community– total is one case at this time

Case and contact management continues and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation. This reinforces the importance of maintaining the line of defense the communities have worked so hard to maintain. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.

We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in your community. The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.

As always, we continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.

If you have any community member with symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19, please contact your nursing station to be assessed as a matter of urgency.

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Video – COVID-19 Update – March 29th, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is an additional case of COVID in Wunnumin Lake First Nation. The individual is isolating in the community. There are now five active cases in the community and investigations continue.

Case and contact management continues and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation. This reinforces the importance of maintaining the line of defense the communities have worked so hard to maintain. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.
We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in your community. The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.
As always, we continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.
If you have any community member with symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19, please contact your nursing station to be assessed as a matter of urgency.
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Video – COVID-19 Update – Wunnumin Lake FN – March 25th, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there are an additional two cases of COVID in Wunnumin Lake First Nation. The individuals are isolating in the community. There are now four active cases in the community and investigations continue.

Case and contact management continues and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation. This reinforces the importance of maintaining the line of defense the communities have worked so hard to maintain. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.
We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in your community. We encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated in the program: Operation Remote Immunity.
The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.
As always, we continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.
If you have any community member with symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19, please contact your nursing station to be assessed as a matter of urgency.
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Video – COVID-19 Update – Wunnumin Lake FN – March 24th, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is an additional case of COVID in Wunnumin Lake First Nation. The individual is isolating in the community. There are now two active cases in the community and investigations continue.

Case and contact management continues and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation. This reinforces the importance of maintaining the line of defense the communities have worked so hard to maintain. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.
We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in your community. We encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated in the program: Operation Remote Immunity. The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.
As always, we continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.
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Video – COVID-19 Update – North Caribou FN – March 24th, 2021

NOTE: VIDEO DOES FREEZE TEMPORARILY
 

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is an additional case of COVID in North Caribou Lake First Nation. The individual is isolating in the community. There are now three active cases in the community and investigations continue.

Case and contact management continues and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation. This reinforces the importance of maintaining the line of defense the communities have worked so hard to maintain. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.
We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in your community. We encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated in the program: Operation Remote Immunity. The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.
As always, we continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.
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Video – COVID-19 Update – Wunnumin Lake FN – March 23rd, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is a new case of COVID in Wunnumin Lake First Nation. The individual is isolating in the community.

Case and contact management continues and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation. This reinforces the importance of maintaining the line of defense the communities have worked so hard to maintain. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.

We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in your community. We encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated in the program: Operation Remote Immunity. The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.

We continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.

Anyone with symptoms that could possibly be caused by COVID-19 should contact their local nursing station as a matter of urgency.

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Video – COVID-19 Update – North Caribou FN – March 21th, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is an additional case of Covid-19 in North Caribou Lake First Nation. The individual is isolating in the community. There are two active cases at this time.

Case and contact management continues and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation. This reinforces the importance of maintaining the line of defense the communities have worked so hard to maintain. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.
We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in your community. We encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated in the program: Operation Remote Immunity. The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.
As always, we continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.
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Video – COVID-19 Update – Sachigo Lake FN – March 20th, 2021

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is a new case of COVID-19 identified in Sachigo Lake First Nation. The Individual is isolating safely in the community and is doing well.

This brings the total active cases of COVID-19 to 9 in the community.
Case and contact management continues and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will closely monitor the situation.
This reinforces the importance of maintaining the line of defense the communities have worked so hard to maintain. We must continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus out of the communities. Avoid unnecessary travel. Keep to a single social bubble. Observe public health measures rigorously. Isolate and test returnees on entry and 5- 7 days later.
We continue to emphasize the importance of deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available in your community. We encourage all who are eligible to get vaccinated in the program: Operation Remote Immunity. The vaccine will: protect you, protect your loved ones, slow the spread of the virus, and help end the pandemic.
We continue to encourage adhering to public health measures. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles, and avoiding unnecessary travel. We now emphasize the importance of avoiding the 3 Cs: close contact, crowds and closed spaces.
If you have any community member with symptoms that could be caused by COVID-19, please contact your nursing station to be assessed as a matter of urgency.