COVID-19 Update – September 17, 2020

On September 15, 2020, the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) notified that an individual had tested positive for COVID-19 within the community of Kasabonika Lake First Nation. There have been four new cases confirmed, all within the same “social bubble” of the original individual. This is a total of five cases and all individuals are doing well and are currently self-isolating.

The SLFNHA Approaches to Community Wellbeing – Preventing Infection Diseases (PID) team continues to work with community health staff to support the public health management of the cases. An update of the situation will be provided as soon as more information is confirmed.

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 circles as much as possible, and avoiding unnecessary travel.

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.