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COVID-19 Update - Friday, October 8, 2021


October 11, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021 – COVID-19 Update

Red Lake Nation:

Active cases: 43*

*15 in Red Lake

*7 in Redby

*3 in Little Rock

*13 in Ponemah

*5 in Bemidji (Resides in Bemidji - tested at RL IHS)

Of the 43 active cases:

*18 are minors

*13 adults are fully vaccinated

Total cases: 786

Total Recovered: 743

Deaths: 12

[Updated numbers as of 3:00 p.m. on 10/8/2021]

Due to the increased need in 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. Pfizer booster shots are available in Outpatient clinic to front line workers, individuals over 65, and individuals ages 18-65 with compromised immune systems. Individuals must have received the Pfizer vaccine and is within six (6) months from their last dose of the vaccine. An incentive of $130 for each shot is provided to individuals.

If you feel ill, please call the nurse line at 218-679-3912 and press 1 to set up 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.



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