CBHSSJB Public Health has confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 linked to a worksite in Wemindji, after employees were tested on Wednesday, October 27. There are now 5 positive cases of COVID-19 in this investigation.
CBHSSJB Public Health has confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 linked to a worksite in Wemindji. The 2 new infections were confirmed after all employees from the worksite were tested on Wednesday, October 27.
There are now 5 positive cases of COVID-19 linked to this worksite.
- 1 case involves a Cree worker.
- 4 cases involve workers from other regions and won’t be counted in Eeyou Istchee’s case numbers.
- Workers who tested positive are isolating under Public Health supervision.
- Other workers were sent home on Tuesday to isolate with their families, with instructions to follow precautionary measures.
- The worksite is closed until further notice.
Contact tracing is still underway and is going well. All workers have been asked to be tested, and some results are still pending.
Through contact tracing, people are asked to isolate and have further testing done based on their personal level of risk exposure to one or more of the infectious people, and whether they’ve been vaccinated.
More people currently isolating could test positive in coming days after follow-up testing is completed. There are no signs of community transmission at this point.
The Cree Nation of Wemindji has taken further, temporary precautionary measures for 48 hours, starting at 12:01 AM on October 28, 2021. Measures include no gatherings, and visits limited to 2 households.
Community members can get up-to-date information about specific measures:
- From their PSO
- On local radio
- On Wemindji’s Facebook Announcement page.
Wemindji’s CMC asks that people call prior to visiting the clinic for services.
Public Health will also share any updates as new information is available.
Thank you to everyone affected by this situation for collaborating with preventive measures required in this situation.