Public Health asks anyone who attended the Pessamit Pow Wow on August 1, 2021 to get tested for COVID-19, if they have not already been contacted by a health official.
Public Health authorities in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec reported that a person who attended the Pessamit Pow Wow on Sunday, August 1 has tested positive for COVID-19. Côte-Nord Public Health assessed the risk of infection for other participants to be low, but it is very important to protect Eeyou-Eenou communities from any possible exposure to COVID-19.
The CBHSSJB Public Health Department asks anyone from Eeyou Istchee who attended the Pow Wow to contact the CMC (clinic) in their community to request a COVID-19 test as soon as possible, even if they don’t have any symptoms. Some people can spread the virus without knowing it because they have no symptoms, or have not yet developed them.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Other symptoms include aches and pains, runny nose and sore throat. Some people experience a sudden loss of smell or taste, without having a stuffy nose.
People who attended the Pow Wow or who have any of the above symptoms should arrange to be tested for COVID-19.
To request a COVID-19 screening test
This information is for Eeyou Istchee. People outside our region can call 1 877 644-4545 to request a screening test.
Public Health recommends that everyone 12 and older be vaccinated. Vaccination protects against severe forms of disease and reduces chances of hospitalization.
Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Côte-Nord statement (only in French):