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Red Lake COVID-19 Weekly update - Wednesday, March 30, 2022


March 31, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 – COVID-19 Weekly update

Red Lake Nation:

Active cases: 10*

*3 in Red Lake

*6 in Redby

*1 in Little Rock

*0 in Ponemah

*0 who resides off-res but tested at RL IHS

Of the 10 active cases:

*3 are minors

*5 individuals are fully vaccinated

*1 is in the Detention Center

*3 tested positive with an at-home test kit

*3 are in the hospital

Total cases: 2,198

Total Recovered: 2,188

Deaths: 19

*Comprehensive Health Services reported that 4 of the individuals will be off this listing by Friday. Children ages 3 and under along with the Detention Center positive are on a 10-day isolation period. All others are on the 5-day isolation period followed by 5 days of masking requirement if the individual is no longer having symptoms.

At the March Regular Council Meeting, the Red Lake Tribal Council voted unanimously to lift all COVID-19 mandates via Resolution No. 45-2022, 8 for and 0 against. However it is at the discretion of the Program Directors to determine if any COVID-19 Precautions remain in place at their facilities.

COVID testing will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Red Lake Hospital is requesting that you call your primary care team at 218-679-3912 for questions and concerns related to COVID-19. COVID vaccinations and flu shots are being provided through Walk in clinic. Booster shots are available in Outpatient clinic to patients 16 and older and within six (6) months from their last dose of the vaccine. The incentive of $130 for each shot provided to individuals will only be available until April 8, 2022.

If you feel ill, please call your primary care team 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 5 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 COVID-19 Emergency Response Team (CERT) will continue and the Surge Plan will be a living document. Comp Health and IHS will determine when to reactive any health crisis protocols. Please stay safe!



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