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Outbreak linked to 20th Case of COVID-19 for Eeyou Istchee

January 8, 2021
Summary

Public Health is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 cases connected to Case 20 reported in Eeyou Istchee this week. This outbreak is related to several visits and parties at a house between December 31 and January 7th.

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Public Health is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 cases connected to Case 20 reported in Eeyou Istchee this week. This outbreak is related to several visits and parties at a house between December 31 and January 7th.

  • Test results have confirmed 11 new cases related to this event so far, with more people awaiting testing or results.
  • Public Health continues to contact trace people linked to this event. Widespread testing will be done.

If you think you are linked to this event, or if you have been to any party in Ouje-Bougoumou between December 31 and January 7, please self-isolate and call

Eeyou Istchee COVID-19 Info-line - Call or inbox @creehealth on Facebook. Leave your name & number.

  • Your situation will be assessed with full confidentiality. If you need to be tested, that will be arranged. 
  • Until you are able to talk to a public health nurse to discuss your individual situation, please also ask your immediate contacts (household members) to self-isolate.
  • If you are called during any contact tracing process, please answer the questions with as much detail as you can provide. Again, all information will remain confidential.
  • If you are sick, call the COVID-19 Info-Line. Please self-isolate at home.

The local CMC in Ouje-Bougoumou will reduce services to emergencies only, in order to manage this rapidly-evolving situation.

We know that information about this situation is circulating quickly on social media. Public Health will continue to share important updates about the outbreak investigation on social media (Facebook), and regional radio. 

Please note that CBHSSJB must remove any comments from community members who post on the Cree Health Facebook page, if these commentators disclose information our organization is not mandated to share, including the names of communities and people. Thank you for understanding, and for following CBHSSJB on social media. 

For community-specific information, please refer to the official Facebook pages of each Cree Nation. 

The cooperation of community members with the ongoing investigation is greatly appreciated. 

Further community action will depend on investigation results, and, if necessary, will be communicated by CBH Public Health and Cree leadership.  Please refer to the CNG update to know what phase of deconfinement your community is in, and what restrictions apply. Meegwetch.

Questions?

Eeyou Istchee COVID-19 Info-line - Call or inbox @creehealth on Facebook. Leave your name & number.

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