OHSWEKEN – In the span of less than a week another confirmed Covid-19 Test has been reported this morning on the Six Nations Territory.
Public Health contact tracing has begun. Anyone contacted by Public Health for the protection of the community at large should immediately begin to self-isolate for 14 days, monitor themselves for symptoms and report symptoms promptly to the Six Nations COVID-19 Assessment Centre, so that testing can be completed.
Public health and Health Services officials are now advising that anyone who wants to be tested can be tested, testing is quick, confidential and an important tool to keeping our community safe.
To date Six Nations has administered 662 tests, with 56 people directed into Self Isolation, however with the new directive from the province testing is expected to increase.
“It is evident that as summer progresses this Virus will continue without regard for anyone person. Public mass gatherings need to be discontinued and discouraged as this simply is inviting virus spread,” said SNGREC in a statement.
Anybody noticing any symptoms of any kind related to COVID-19 – a new or worse cough, fever/chills, shortness of breath, runny nose/nasal congestion, sore throat/difficulty swallowing, headache, loss of taste or smell, unexplained tiredness, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea or abdominal pain, pink eye (conjunctivitis), unexplained rash in children- is asked to contact the Six Nations COVID-19 Information and Assessment Centre toll free at 1-855-977-7737 or 226-446-9909.
Public Health guidelines:
– Take every measure to stay at home, especially if you feel ill;
– Practice physical distancing of at least 2 meters and wear a mask if you must go out in public;
– Wash your hands in warm water and soap for a minimum at least 20 seconds; or use Alcohol-Based Hand Rub
– Cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve or a tissue, throw the tissue into a waste paper basket and wash your hands.
– Clean and disinfect commonly touched areas in your home and workplace often throughout the day.