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COVID-19 Update from Fisher River Health Services #8 – March 24, 2020

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RE: Update on COVID-19 #8
As of today March 24th:
# of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba: 21
Fisher River Health Centre Update:

  • Will remain open during regular business hours with closing between 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch.
  • We have started Monitoring and screening the front entrance of the Health Centre.
  • Upon arrival you will be asked a series of questions: Have you traveled outside of Manitoba, do you have cold or flu-like symptoms such as Fever, Headache, Cough.
  • The seating area has now changed, due to distancing, we have removed some chairs to follow 6 feet between one another.
  • Physician appointments will still continue, but will be provided over the phone, if you require more information please call the health centre.
  • Health Center highly recommends clients to attend their medical appointments alone unless an escort for assistance is required.
  • This step is to limit the flow of traffic within and throughout the health centre.
  • The Dentist has been cancelled this week and will advise when they will reopen.
  • Rainbow Wellness team has developed an on-call rotation; March 24 & 25th is  Madeline.
  • Friendly reminder that as we move along with COVID-19, things change from day to day, we kindly ask for your patience as we continue updating you on a regular basis

Testing Location:

  • Percy E. Moore (PEM) is a testing site; PEM has in place protocols on who requires testing.
  • Selkirk, MB is a testing site as of March 18th at 622 Superior Ave., it will be open everyday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Eriksdale will open a site on March 25, 2020.

With lots of information becoming available on-line, please keep in mind that some of it may be misleading therefore it is highly recommended you keep informed with the following links that are legitimate:

Friendly reminder to always wash your hands, cover your cough and practice social distancing.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tanya Kirkness, Nurse-in-Charge or Lana Harper at the Fisher River Health Centre at 204-645-2689.
The Fisher River Health Centre will continue providing regular updates regarding the COVID-19, also know as Corona Virus, as changes and updates are provided from Manitoba Health.
Lynette McDonald
Director of Health
Fisher River Health Centre

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Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.