We are prepared: This is what will happen in the event of COVID-19 entering the NCN community:
- The Chief will be contacted and notified of a positive case(s), due to Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) no names will be given. The Chief will update the community.
- The nursing station and Public Health Dept. will be notified of the positive COVID-19 case(s).
- The location of isolation will be determined by Nurse in Charge and public health nurses.
- Isolation units include: ATEC, Women’s Shelter, Medicine Lodge or home.
- Once determined, the client(s) will be transferred to one of the sites identified. (Full PPE by transporter & surgical or procedure mask by clients)
- Contact tracing will begin no later than 24 hours from notification.
- All Contact(s) will be notified to self-isolate for 14 days, isolation location will be determined. Laboratory testing is recommended for contacts who remain asymptomatic (NO symptoms)
5 to 7 days after the last exposure to the case, but still have to complete the 14 days isolation.
- All cases and contacts will be monitored daily by PH staff.
- All COVID-19 testing will be done at COVID-19 testing site (trailer), operated by Nursing station.
- The community check stop will remain in place.
- Only essential services will be allowed to enter the community.
- The community will activate a strict STAY AT HOME curfew. Staying at home means: not going out unless directed to do so (i.e. to seek medical care) not going to school, work, or other public areas.
- All NCN offices will be closed to general public with the exceptions of essential services: Nursing Station, FCWC Public Health & nursing services, grocery Store, NCN leaders, EMS, EMO and others deemed essential by Chief and Council.
- All schools & day care will be closed.
- Confidentiality must be maintained at all times during the process. You will be contacted by Public Health officials if you have been named as a contact to COVID-19.
- In the meantime please prepare your homes with your essentials, groceries, baby formula, pampers, cleaning supplies.
Lastly, nobody wants to get COVID-19, so please be kind and supportive. Fear can prevent people from seeking medical care.
If you have questions please call the COVID-19 information lines 204-679-0179 or 204-679-0279
If you are experiencing stress fear, anxiety or just need to talk to someone please call the Counseling Services Department:
After-hours on-call: 1-431-354-1270