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COVID-19 Update for Eeyou Istchee

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AS OF Friday, January 28, 2022

Current outbreak in Eeyou Istchee (December 22 - present):

400 active cases || 1,252 recovered ||  1,652 total cases

**Please note: Case numbers are updated Monday - Friday**

Since the start of the pandemic (March 2020): 1,805 cases reported in Eeyou Istchee

Vaccination in Eeyou Istchee (Youth and Adult)

Proportion of vaccinated people

  • 64% of children 5-11 have received 1 dose
  • 87% of 12 + population has received 2 doses
  • 60% of 18+ population has received 3 doses

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

January 28, 2022 UPDATE

There are 4oo active cases in the current outbreak that started on December 22. New cases are reported based on testing (PCR at clinic and rapid tests).

 

ACTIVE CASES

  • 400 active cases in Eeyou Istchee.
  • 20 people have been hospitalized during the outbreak. 
  • 1,252 cases have recovered.
  • Confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak: 1,652

 

MEDICAL ISOLATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Medical isolation in Eeyou Istchee is 10 days for people who test positive for Covid-19, and 10 days for people who are close contacts of a positive case.

 

  • 10 days of isolation are needed because a person infected with the Omicron variant can remain infectious for 10 days.
  • Similarly, someone who has come into contact with the virus can incubate it in their body for 10 days before they develop symptoms or become contagious.

 

  • People who are positive or close contacts can isolate three different ways:
    • in a household “bubble".
    • at home in a separate, closed room.
    • in a separate unit. 

Isolation instructions for people with a confirmed case of COVID-19, and people identified as close contacts who are waiting for test results. 

 
 

Did you take an at-home rapid antigen test, and it's a positive result?

Please inform your Public Safety Officer (PSO) as soon as possible. 

IF YOU TEST POSITIVE OR ARE A CLOSE CONTACT

People who test positive, or are a close contact to a positive case must tell their family and friends, so they can take needed measures and precautions. 

How to identify your contacts

 
 

If you are a close contact

If you think you’re a close contact of a positive case: Assume you are positive. Take needed precautions.

  • Self-isolate for 10 full days, even if you don’t have symptoms. Monitor yourself for symptoms during that time.
  • If you don’t have symptoms, please wait 3-5 days before calling for a test.
  • If you start to feel sick while you’re isolating, assume you are positive. Inform your PSO.
  • Call anyone you have had close contact with 48 hours prior to the onset of your symptoms.

 

COMMUNITY PHASE MEASURES IN EFFECT

***Some communities are moving from Phase 1 to adapted Phase 2 depending on the status of COVID-19 cases.***

Phase 1 measures reduce activity and social gatherings to help contain further spread of the virus and protect local health care services. 

  • No indoor or outdoor private gatherings with people who aren't members of the immediate household. 
  • Intercommunity travel within Eeyou Istchee is prohibited except for essential reasons.
  • Travel outside of Eeyou Istchee is prohibited except for essential reasons.
  • Essential local businesses remain open (such as grocery stores, gas stations, repair services).
  • Essential Services provided.
  • Childcare services are provided for Essential Service workers.

Adapted Phase 2 measures:

  • Indoor gatherings: Maximum 2 households
  • Outdoor gatherings: Maximum 2 households
  • Intercommunity travel within Eeyou Istchee is prohibited except for essential reasons.
  • Essential local businesses remain open (such as grocery stores, gas stations, repair services).
  • Essential Services provided.
  • Childcare services are provided for Essential Service workers.

Further measures are in effect in different communities. Updated information on local measures are available on Cree Nation Council Facebook pages or websites.

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION IN EEYOU ISTCHEE: VACCINATION BY COMMUNITY

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Vaccination proportions by community January 24, 2022

 
 

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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.

 

Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline

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

Eeyou Istchee COVID-19 Information

Call 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.  

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

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Cree Nation Government Areas of Risk map for travellers

View the interactive map on cngov.ca

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.

 
 

 
 

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