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Video – COVID-19 Update -Wunnumin Lake FN – March 18th, 2021

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

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.

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Video – COVID-19 Update – Sachigo Lake FN – Weagamow Lake FN – March 17th, 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 and one new case in Weagamow Lake First Nation. The Individual in Sachigo Lake is isolating safely in the community and the Weagamow Lake case is being assessed.

This brings a total of 13 active COVID-19 cases in Sachigo Lake FN while Weagamow Lake FN has one active case.
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.
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Video – COVID-19 Update – Cat Lake FN – March 16th, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there are 2 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Cat Lake First Nation. The Individuals are isolating safely in community.

This brings a total of 3 active cases of COVID-19 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.
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VIDEO – COVID-UPDATE – Additional Case in Sachigo Lake – March 15th, 2021

The 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 in addition to the one reported earlier today. The Individual is isolating in community.

This brings a total of 22 COVID-19 cases in the community with 12 active cases remaining .
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.
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VIDEO – COVID-UPDATE – Case in Sachigo Lake – March 15th, 2021

The 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 in 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.
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RFP – Management Review

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals for a management review. At the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) Special Chiefs Meeting, the Chiefs-in-Assembly passed Resolution #20-16 Management Review

Deadline – April 12, 2021

RFP Resolution 20-16 Management Review

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VIDEO – COVID-UPDATE – March 12, 2021

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COVID-19 Update- Case in Sioux Lookout-March 12, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is a case of Covid-19 in Sioux Lookout. The individual is a vulnerable person and is isolating in Sioux Lookout at this time. While the case is outside the jurisdiction of SLFNHA, we support the measures that will ensure adequate and aggressive contact tracing occurs.

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is responsible for the case and contact management in Sioux Lookout. Mobile teams have been deployed to assist with contact tracing. Every effort is being made to reach out to the vulnerable population to offer education, assistance and testing. We appreciate concerns that the leadership and community members have about their loved ones in this vulnerable community. Current efforts will keep their wellbeing at the centre as we work to prevent spread of the virus in Sioux Lookout. A number of local agencies are collaborating to support the NWHU.
We, in concert with the NWHU, will keep communities informed as this situation develops.
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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COVID-19 Update- Case in Deer Lake FN-March 11, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there are two cases of COVID-19 in Deer Lake First Nation. The individuals are doing well and are isolating in the community. Contact management has started 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. 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.

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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COVID-19 Update- Case in Nibinamik FN-March 10, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is an additional case of COVID identified in an individual from Nibinamik First Nation. The individual is doing well and isolating in the community. The total case count in Nibinamik is now eleven (11), eight of which are currently 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 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.