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September 3 update from Vice-Chair Christine Petawabano on JBCCS

0 active cases || 136 recovered || 6 deaths


  • Cases do not include Cree living off-territory


Vaccination in Eeyou Istchee (Youth and Adult)

AS OF OCTOBER 11, 2021

Proportion of vaccinated people (all communities except Whapmagoostui)*

  • 77% of 18+ population is fully vaccinated
  • 68% of age 12-17 population is fully vaccinated
  • 59% of total population is fully vaccinated

Proportion of vaccinated people in Whapmagoostui/Kuujjuarapik*

  • 84% of 18+ population is fully vaccinated
  • 85% of age 12-17 population is fully vaccinated
  • 66% of total population is fully vaccinated

*Please note: Vaccination proportions were revised, effective September 28, 2021. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more details.


The Delta variant is more contagious and can cause more severe disease.  A person with the Delta variant will infect more people than if they had other variants. The Delta variant may lead to more hospitalizations and complications.


Second doses in your community

Call your local CMC to arrange to get your second dose.


Updates from CBHSSJB

Published on
Fri, Oct 1 2021

4th wave update 

There is a new case of COVID-19 at Espresso Hotel involving a Cree patient. The case involves a person who travelled to Montreal early last week. Public Health believes they caught the virus while in Montreal. There are very few close contacts involved. Those people are isolating and being closely monitored. 

Published on
Fri, Sep 17 2021

The Cree Nation now has a full vaccination rate of 85% among people who are older than 18.  


Updates from Cree Nation Government

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Cree Nation Government Areas of Risk map for travellers

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Reminder: Check with your PSO before traveling outside of Eeyou Istchee.

The Cree Nation Government and the Cree Board of Health are closely monitoring our neighbouring areas to assess the risks associated with travel. We are looking for any increase in the number of cases, changes in the regions' ability to manage epidemics, and their ability to conduct contact tracing.

CBHSSJB Resources

By working together, we can protect our communities from COVID-19 and its variants.


Answers to your questions: Prevention, what to do if you get sick, travel advice, elders, children, mental health, and policy recommendations.

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Stories of the Cree Nation working together to fight COVID-19, told in pictures and videos

Published on
Sat, Jan 9 2021

Learn about the new phases of the pandemic. The measures described in each phase are general. Check with your community for specific measures.


Eeyou Istchee COVID-19 Information

Call 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Leave a voicemail on the weekend. Your call will be returned.  

Or: Inbox @creehealth on Facebook. Leave your name & number. 

Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline

Service available 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request

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  • Current Measures for Eeyou Istchee
  • Updates on Current Cases
  • Recommendations and Guidelines for Public Administrations in Eeyou Istchee

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*CBHSSJB has revised data sources for weekly vaccination statistics. Prior to September 28, Eeyou Istchee’s population was calculated based on estimates from the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ). Effective September 28, vaccination statistics will be calculated based on the JBNQA registry. This provides a better estimate of the proportion of permanent residents of Eeyou Istchee who are vaccinated. It now excludes people who were vaccinated while in Eeyou Istchee, but do not live there permanently. 

Vaccination data for Whapmagoostui have also been adjusted to reflect the community’s proximity to Kuujjuarapik. Given that Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuarapik share a single postal code, it’s not possible to calculate a specific proportion of vaccination for each community. A common vaccination proportion is now reported for both communities.

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