On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Peguis Public Health was notified of two members, in Peguis First Nation, that were in close contact to a potential COVID-19 case.
Two Individuals that were in close contact to a potential COVID-19 case are self-isolating and being monitored for symptoms twice per day by nurses. Peguis Public Health will continue contact tracing and inform members of any updates.
Peguis Public Health reminds our members to refrain from posting concerns or reporting individuals on Facebook, as it can lead to panic and stress. Peguis Public Health works very close with identified members to ensure the safety of our community. All cases, presumptive or confirmed cases, are followed through with Peguis Public Health for verification and monitoring.
Indigenous Services Canada has notified Peguis First Nation that they are ready to deploy a rapid response team to assist rapid testing, with results available in 1 hour, if a COVID-19 positive case is identified in our community.
Leadership would like community members to know that our team has been preparing for this situation and we are implementing the safest action plan to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Members are asked to continue to practice what is working for us:
- Wear a face mask in public
- Social distance
- Clean commonly touched surfaces
- Frequently wash hands for 20 seconds
- Self-Isolate when symptomatic
- Avoid contact with sick individuals
If you have travelled outside of Manitoba, experience fever, cough, shortness of breath or have symptoms of a respiratory illness (regardless of travel), even if mild, stay home and contact the PEGUIS COVID-19 HOTLINE at (204) 645-2869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peguis Public Health
Chief Glenn Hudson and Council