Red Lake Tribal Council COVID-19 Update - Wednesday, September 15, 2021
September 16, 2021
Red Lake Nation:
Active cases: 46*
*12 in Red Lake
*22 in Redby
*4 in Ponemah
*5 in Little Rock
*2 in Bemidji (Individuals reside in Bemidji - tested at RL IHS)
*1 in TRF (Resides in TRF- tested at RL HIS)
Of the 46 active cases:
* 2 are in the hospital
*19 are minors
* 8 adults were fully vaccinated
Total cases: 665
Total Recovered: 619
[Updated numbers as of 3:00 p.m. on 9/15/2021]
The Red Lake Hospital continues to provide on-demand COVID-19 vaccines as well as COVID testing at the drive-thru building by the hospital. An incentive of $130 for each shot is provided to individuals. Vaccines and COVID testing are available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Ponemah clinic provides vaccines on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you feel ill, please feel free to go to the drive-thru testing site to take a COVID test. And, if you have tested positive for COVID, it is VERY IMPORTANT to follow the isolation directions from the Contact Tracing Team. This will help control the spread of the virus.
The COVID-19 vaccine is another form of protection for you. As we all know, a vaccinated person can still contract COVID, but more than likely, a vaccinated person might not become as sick as an un-vaccinated person.
It is urged for everyone, ages 12 and up, to get vaccinated. We all need to protect each other, especially our children that aren't old enough to be vaccinated and our members that have a compromised or weak immune system. The vaccine is our best defense against COVID-19.
The Red Lake Tribal Council at the September 14th Regular Meeting enacted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Tribal employees. A copy of Resolution No. 241-2021 will be posted for your review and reference.