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