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COVID-19 UPDATE IN EEYOU ISTCHEE - DECEMBER 26, 2021

December 26, 2021
Summary

There are now 51 active cases of COVID-19 in Eeyou Istchee related to the Omicron variant. We expect more cases will be confirmed in coming days. Additional community measures are in place to slow the spread of the virus.

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  • The positive cases now involve people in most of Eeyou Istchee’s communities.
  • None of the cases have required hospitalization.
  • A small number of cases affect community-based health care workers
  • All people with confirmed infections are isolating.
  • More than 336 people have been reached through contact tracing as of Sunday, December 26.

 

IMPORTANT: Our contact tracing team can no longer call ALL contactof positive cases because of the high number of contacts and staffing shortages.

 

  • Contact tracing is ongoing. 
  • Public Health asks that community members help the process.

If you think you are a contact of a positive case

 

You must assume you are positive and take necessary precautions, which means:

  • Self-isolate right away for 10 days.
  • If you have symptoms, call your CMC to plan a test.
  • If you don’t have symptoms, wait 3-5 days before calling to book a test.

 

Chisasibi Hospital Reduced to Emergency Services

 

  • Active COVID-19 cases now include a small number of health care workers who are isolating.
  • This has caused a staffing shortage that affects the Health Board’s capacity to provide some services in the short-term.

 

Chisasibi Regional Hospital is offering emergency services only until further notice.

 

  • We ask that people call before coming to the hospital. They’ll be pre-triaged by phone.
  • Chisasibi Regional Hospital (819) 855-2844 ext. 22438 or 22337.

 

The Chisasibi Regional Hospital is safe for people with emergencies.

 

  • Strict COVID-19 precautions are in place at the Chisasibi Hospital. 
  • Staff are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and N95 masks.
  • Patients are required to wear a procedure mask.

 

The Elders’ Home in Chisasibi is no longer allowing visitors until further notice.

 

People with non-urgent health issues can call Info-Santé (DIAL 811) to consult with a nurse 24/7.

WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP

 

  • Reduce social contacts and follow other measures. 
  • Wear a procedural (medical) mask (that covers your nose and mouth >> at work, all indoor public places. 
  • Respect 2-metre physical distance
  • Handwashing 

Self-Care for All During the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://creehealth.org/health-tips/self-care-all-during-covid-19

 

 

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