COMMUNITY UPDATE: COVID-19
This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has become a global pandemic. Risks of contagion remains low in Manitoba, but we should be vigilant and do what we can to prevent the spread of illness. In order to protect one another as well our most vulnerable.
What we are doing
The safety and health of our members and employees is our top priority. As such, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation is following the guidelines of the Community Communicable Disease Emergency Plan. Effective immediately, we require all employees to stay home at the first sign of illness (fever, cough, etc.) and all essential service staff are on stand-by.
We are asking all individuals who display signs of the COVID-19 illness to call Health Links at 1-888-315-9257 to please call the Health and Medical Clinic before entering the building or the Medical Transportation Vehicles for alternative resource protocols. In the case of emergencies, please call 911.
The cleaners within each of the public buildings and businesses are required to be extra vigilant in cleaning all common areas and surfaces such as our reception areas, common doorknobs and handles, counter surfaces and tables at a minimum twice per day.
Health and Wellness are already following sterilization procedures after every patient visit. Which includes wiping down examining rooms, chairs, armrests, examination lights and other common surfaces.
We will be monitoring guidance from the public health authorities closely and weekly meetings will be conducted to monitor the situation within the Community. Information will be released to the community on a minimum weekly basis in the form of community website, BON app, social media, public postings and door-to-door mailouts.
In the meantime, we remind you that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, cover your cough and stay home if you are sick.
If you have any questions, please contact the Health Centre at (204) 766-2740.
Thank you and stay healthy!
Director of Health and Wellness