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COVID-19 Update, Positive Case in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation. , March 2, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is a positive case of COVID identified in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation. The individual is isolating in community. There are now two active cases in community.

Case and 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 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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COVID-19 Update, Correction, Cases in Nibinamik FN & Sachigo FN – March 2, 2021

NOTE: Apologies for the spelling error of Nibinamik First Nation on the video

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) previously released a notification re: Webequie First Nation. There is no case in Webequie and we extend our sincerest apologies for this error.
Update:
• Nibinamik First Nation – one case that is travel related and the individual is isolating in the community.
• Sachigo Lake First Nation – 1 additional case – 12 total cases to date.
Case and contact management continue 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 upcoming 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 as much as possible, 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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COVID-19 Update, Case in Sachigo Lake First Nation – March 1, 2021

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is an additional case of COVID identified in Sachigo Lake First Nation. This brings the new total to 11 cases. Individuals are doing well and are currently isolating in community.

Case and contact management will continue and the SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will continue to 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 upcoming 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 as much as possible, 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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Dr. John Guilfoyle with an Update on recent positive COVID-19 cases in communities

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

• Wapekeka First Nation – one case

• Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation – one case

The individuals are currently isolating in the community. The SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team continue to support the community and conduct case and contact management. The situation will continue to be closely monitored.

We are emphasizing 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 upcoming 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 as much as possible, 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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Dr. John Guilfoyle with an Update on recent positive COVID-19 cases in Fort Severn

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there are an additional three cases of COVID identified in Fort Severn First Nation. The individuals are currently isolating safely in the community.

The SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team continue to conduct case and contact management and will continue to closely monitor the situation.

We are emphasizing 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 upcoming 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 as much as possible, 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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Dr. John Guilfoyle COVID-19 Update: New Case in Pikangikum First Nation

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there is an additional case of COVID in Pikangikum. This brings the total to 3 cases in the community. All cases are isolating safely in the community.

Case and contact management has been on-going. The SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will continue to support the community and closely monitor the situation.

We are emphasizing 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 upcoming 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 also encourage adhering to public health measures and abiding by the recent Stay- At-Home Order, as declared by the province of Ontario. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles as much as possible, 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 bel yourself and your community, please send email to ACWinfo@slfnha.com

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Dr. John Guilfoyle on recent positive COVID-19 cases in communities

The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) has been notified that there are positive cases of COVID in the following communities:
  • 1 case in Poplar Hill. No details
  • 3 new cases in Webequie in addition to yesterday’s case. All are
  • 2 cases in Pikangikum. No details yet
  • 1 case in Lac Seul – individual is currently isolating safely in
  • 1 case yesterday in an external worker who had left Nibinamik

Case  and  contact  management   has   started   and   is   underway   in   all cases. Preliminary investigations suggest that all are related to travel outside of communities, except for the Nibinamik case. The SLFNHA Preventing Infectious Diseases (PID) team will continue to support communities and closely monitor the situation.

We are emphasizing 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 upcoming 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 also encourage adhering to public health measures and abiding by the recent Stay- At-Home Order, as declared by the province of Ontario. This includes: physical distancing, handwashing, wearing masks/face covering in public where physical distancing cannot be maintained, staying in our social bubbles as much as possible, 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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Mikinakoos Children’s Fund – Video

For more information, visit the Mikinakoos Children’s Fund website mikinakoos.com

 

 

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JMK Hostel RFP

Click here – to view the RFP for JMK

Proposals must be submitted to SLFNHA by February 16, 2021

Please view document for further details.

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VIDEO – Sachigo Lake Radio Show – January 14, 2021

One of our community physicians, Dr. Langer was on the radio in Sachigo Lake First Nation on January 14, 2021.