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Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Chisasibi

December 18, 2021
Summary

In Chisasibi, as of 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 18, two people have tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing is ongoing. 

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The COVID-19 virus was detected in the community’s sewage system last week. On Friday, Public Health asked community members to get tested if they have any symptoms or recently returned from an area of risk.

Public Health recommends getting a COVID-19 test if: 

  • You have any COVID-19 symptoms (such as a cough, shortness of breath, fever, runny nose) 
  • You entered Chisasibi between December 13-16, and haven’t already been tested since your arrival. 

Chisasibi COVID-19 Testing Clinic (Swab Centre) is open Sunday December 19 from 10 am to 6 pm. Starting at 9 am, you can call or text to make an appointment.

 

We would like to thank everyone who already got tested.

We ask that all community members respect restrictions that limit visits, travel, gatherings, and services as long as the investigation is ongoing.

During this time, Public Health recommends: 

  • Businesses and non-essential services remain open, with preventive measures in effect (physical distancing and masking). 
  • Telework, if possible. 
  • Postpone non-essential, large public and private gatherings. 

Please consult Chisasibi’s Facebook pages for more details about specific measures in place during this time.

We ask that all community members respect restrictions that limit visits, travel, gatherings, and services as long as the investigation is ongoing.

These precautionary measures, combined with vaccination, offer the best protection against COVID-19, including the Omicron variant. 

Public health strongly recommends that all eligible adults and children be vaccinated. 

  • Call the clinic for your booster if you are 18 years old or older and have received your second dose.
  • We also recommend that people who are immunocompromised get a third dose. 
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Public Health is monitoring daily sewage testing and will share any updates.

Sewage is being tested regularly as part of a collaboration between CHBSSJB, the Cree Nation Government, and the Cree Nation of Chisasibi. This early-warning system allows Public Health to act quickly to detect and contain an infection in the community.

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