On August 9, 2021, Bois Forte Health Services confirmed that there was 1 new case of COVID-19 on the Bois Forte Reservation. The case is in their 20’s, lives on the Nett Lake sector of the Reservation and is not vaccinated. Currently, in the state of Minnesota, the vaccine is 99.9% effective. That means out of every 1000 people that are vaccinated, 1 has tested positive for COVID.
Bois Forte Reservation currently has 1 active positive case of COVID-19. Bois Forte has had a total of 81 active and recovered positive cases of COVID-19, 34 in Nett Lake and 47 in Vermilion. Recovered, means they are no longer contagious and have been released from Isolation.
Rest assured that Bois Forte Health is doing everything in its power to keep the Reservation community safe while also providing support for those who have tested positive for COVID-19. Bois Forte Health will maintain regular contact with the isolated individuals and will monitor their compliance with isolation instructions. Bois Forte Health is engaged in contact tracing and will follow up with those suspected of having recent contact with the individuals who tested positive. Finally, the Band is coordinating with the Minnesota Department of Health regarding positive cases on-Reservation to ensure a robust and thorough public health response.
If you have any questions regarding the Band’s public health efforts, please contact the Band’s Community Health Nurse, Teri Morrison, at 2187502227. To the extent permissible under the law, Bois Forte Health will keep the public apprised of any developments regarding positive cases. Stay safe and be well.