January 2, 2020
From: Ugpi’ganjig Pandemic Response Team
To: Ugpi’ganjig Community Members
Subject: Reminder of Health & Safety Guidelines
As a reminder to Ugpi’ganjig Community Members, we would like to reiterate the importance of following Public Health guidelines in respect to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
We are currently navigating the second wave of the pandemic and with the colder weather keeping everyone indoors; transmission and infection can be potentially higher.
We are asking that you continue to take the following precautions to prevent potential transmission of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands properly for 20 seconds, and frequently throughout the day
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
- Cough or sneeze into the bend of your elbow
- Practice social distancing (2 meters between yourself and others)
- Wear community face masks in public
- Avoid non-essential travel
- Monitor for any COVID-19 related symptoms and if you become symptomatic, please contact your Community Health Nurse, or call Public Health 8-1-1 for further instructions
- Decreased social interaction outside of your designated bubble
For those that have been contacted by Public Health and have been ordered to self-isolate, please contact us privately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide assistance. It’s times like these that people are under a great deal of stress so we ask that everyone treat those affected with kindness and compassion.
We have added a link in the social media & website posting with information further information on how you can request a test for COVID-19 Online. We ask those that have been in contact with a confirmed case or have developed any of the related symptoms to please use this online resource.
With the holidays come and gone, we should all remain vigilant as Public Health mentioned a possibility of a surge in confirmed cases. We as a community have a responsibility to our family and neighbors to keep all of us safe moving into this new year.
We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year filled with health & peace for our friends close and far.
Ugpi’ganjig First Nation
Link for COVID-19 Self Assessment: