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Bois Forte Public Health COVID-19 Case Announcement 1/11/22

Boozhoo,

We had 12 cases case’s yesterday.  9 in Nett and 3 in Vermilion.  We currently have 23 active cases on the Reservation.  This is a HUGE jump.  We had 13 case in the entire month of December.  Omicron is obviously here, we can not test for it, but we can see by the jump in cases that it has reached us.  The entire state has increased, they currently have the highest daily case counts we’ve seen in the entire pandemic.  This is depressing news, since we are almost 2 full years into this.

The good news is that the vaccine seems to be helping decrease how sick people are, which decreases the number of people who will need to be hospitalized and in the ICU.  Yes, you can still get sick but you won’t be as sick.

What can you do to keep your coworkers, community and yourself safe?

 

  • Please continue to wear a mask with all interactions outside of your household and while you’re at work
  • Keep your distance from others at work and out in the community if able
  • Get your vaccine-  make sure you’ve gotten your 2 initial doses and get your booster if it’s been more than 5 months for Pfizer, 6 months for moderna and 2 months for Johnson & johnson
  • Get tested if you have any symptoms!  Omicron seems to be quite mild in some people so stay away from others and get tested right away if you have a new runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat
  • Stay home if you have been exposed or test positive!

Miigwech everyone for all of your hard work.  It is much appreciated.

 

Teri Morrison RN, Lead Community Health Nurse

Bois Forte Health and Human Services

13071 Nett Lake Road, Suite A

Nett Lake, MN  55772

218-757-3295

218-757-3335 Fax

thmorrison@boisforte-nsn.gov

Bois Forte Public Health COVID-19 Case Announcement
Bois Forte
Bois Forte Tribal Government - Nett Lake

5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772

Office: 218-757-3261
Toll Free: 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3312
Email: Receptionist

Bois Forte Tribal Government - Vermilion

1610 Farm Road South
Tower, MN 55790

Office: 218-753-4542
Fax: 218-753-4055
Email: Receptionist

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