Eabametoong COVID-19 Help and Information
March 20 - December 31
MESSAGES AND DOCUMENTS FROM EFN LEADERSHIP
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 – Ralph Shawinimash
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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