Red Lake Tribal Council COVID-19 Update - Wednesday, October 6, 2021
October 7, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – COVID-19 Update
Red Lake Nation:
Active cases: 45*
*19 in Red Lake
*7 in Redby
*5 in Little Rock
*9 in Ponemah
*5 in Bemidji (Resides in Bemidji - tested at RL IHS)
Of the 45 active cases:
*19 are minors
*16 adults were fully vaccinated
Total cases: 773
Total Recovered: 728
[Updated numbers as of 3:00 p.m. on 10/6/2021]
Due to the increased need in COVID-19 testing, the Red Lake Hospital is asking that you call to schedule your COVID test so they can better assist everyone in a timely manner. Call 218-679-3912 and press 1. COVID vaccinations and flu shots are being provided through Walk-in Clinic. An incentive of $130 for each shot is provided to individuals.
Booster shots are now available to the front line workers who have received the Pfizer vaccine and is within six (6) months from their last dose of the vaccine. A clinic is scheduled at the Red Lake Hospital on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Individuals may also go in on their own time to the Red Lake Outpatient Clinic as well. Front line workers can stop in at registration and have your vaccination record card with you.
IHS has been making direct calls to individuals that are eligible for Pfizer booster. We have been advised that the next groups who will be eligible for these boosters is coming soon. We will get that information out as soon as it is available.
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.
CDC guidelines recommend wearing masks indoors at all public places and of course hand washing/sanitizing as much as possible. Stay safe everyone.