0 active cases || 136 recovered || 6 deaths
AS OF OCTOBER 9, 2021
- 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
Public Health has recommended changes to isolation required under Mandatory Self-Isolation Laws (MSIL) in Eeyou Istchee. Cree Nation Councils are now reviewing the recommendations, and will decide whether to apply them and amend their local laws.
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.
Updates from Cree Nation Government
Cree Nation Government Areas of Risk map for travellers
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.
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.
*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.