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Eabametoong COVID-19 Help and Information

March 20 - August 31

MESSAGES AND DOCUMENTS FROM EFN LEADERSHIP

March 13 EFN Press Release – EFN Calling on Federal and Provincial Governments to Address COVID-19 Emergency in Remote First Nations

March 27 Letter to Community from Chief and Council regarding COVID-19 and Crisis Response

March 31 EFN Band Council Resolution declaring COVID-19 Community Protection and Emergency Response Order

March 31 EFN COVID-19 Community Protection and Emergency Response Order

April 1 Community Notice and Summary of Actions to Respond to COVID-19 Crisis

April 6 Press Release – EFN Expresses Grief and Frustration first COVID-19 Case is Confirmed in Remote Community: Requests Immediate Action and Mobilization of Field Hospital

April 10 EFN BCRs Re: Border Closure and Community Measures Orders and Essential Service Lists

June 13 Notice to Community re COVID 19 Case

June 18 Notice to Community re 3 Active COVID 19 Cases and Lockdown Measures

ONLINE HELP AND SUPPORT FOR EFN MEMBERS: 

We are taking extraordinary steps to support our membership during this time of crisis. EFN has nearly 1600 members living on-reserve and another 1500 off-reserve. Our approach will be to focus on prevention while preparing the community as much as possible for any transmission of COVID-19. To our off-reserve family, we understand that there is strong likelihood of exposure in the Thunder Bay and surrounding areas and we will focus the majority of our resources in that region.

We have been organizing our response to requests for assistance so that individual Council members and EFN program staff are not overwhelmed and all cases are tracked and addressed to the best of our ability. Frequent updates will be provided via the Eabametoong First Nation – Community Information Page on Facebook.

EFN has hired the following coordinators to assist with our COVID-19 response plan:

On-reserve – Waylon Atlookan

Available @ Band Office (807) 242-7221

Off-reserve – Ron Missewace and Sid Okeese

Available @ Off Reserve Support number (807) 709-9757

More information will be forthcoming as the situation changes, and we will reassess our approach every 10 days. Remember that we all have the responsibility to practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, sanitize points of contact, and regularly clean the spaces in your house.

IF YOU NEED HELP ON-RESERVE CLICK HERE

For urgent medical support, please contact the clinic: (807) 242-1151

IF YOU NEED HELP OFF-RESERVE CLICK HERE

We have also set up a support line for EFN off-reserve members, which will be answered Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm: (807) 709-9757

For medical support, use the following official guidelines:

Those who have traveled outside of Canada or believe they have come into contact with, or have symptoms of COVID-19, are to self-isolate and call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, or the TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or 1-888-294-6630 for instruction.

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

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Start:
March 20
End:
August 31
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