COVID-19

  • Fort Albany now on lockdown

    Fort Albany First Nation has publicly announced that it is now on lockdown. The news release states that the community will be on lockdown for 30 days effective September 25th, 2020 until October 24th, 2020 (12 a.m.). For more information, please visit: www.fortalbany.ca

  • BREAKING NEWS: 4th positive case confirmed with 3 remaining active cases and 1 resolved case.

    To our community members: The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is confirming a fourth positive case of COVID19. As of 10 a.m. (Friday, September 25), there are now three active cases of COVID19 in the region and one resolved. WAHA is working with Porcupine Health Unit and the community public health department to ensure that the…

  • COVID-19: Kashechewan institutes curfew

    (Source: CBC News) News sources state that Fort Albany First Nation is also going back into community lockdown because of this first COVID case in Mushkegowuk territory. The First Nations is requiring anyone who returns to the community to quarantine for 14 days and get tested for COVID-19, which is also now mandatory for anyone who…

  • COVID-19 Update: Attawapiskat institutes curfew

    Due to the increase in cases at Moose Factory Island, a partial lockdown at Attawapiskat has been confirmed on September 14th, 2020. Attawapiskat First Nations Chief of Council stated that only Weeneebayko General Hospital’s charter for patients and escorts will continue to operate. In addition, it is mandatory that all patients and escorts MUST isolate…

  • Keep it simple. Wash your hands.

    How Hand Washing Reduces Health Risks Hand-to-hand contact can spread mild conditions, such as the common cold, but also more severe or life-threatening diseases. Infectious diseases are a particular risk to the very young, the elderly, those with a pre-existing disease, and people with a compromised immune system, such as those with HIV or AIDS.…

  • BREAKING NEWS: 3rd case confirmed in Moose Factory

    Please click here for the news release. To our community members: The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is confirming a third case of Covid-19 in the James and Hudson Bay region, WAHA is working with Porcupine Health Unit and the community public health department to ensure that the individual is isolated, and that the contact tracing…

  • COVID-19: Moose Factory and Moose Cree institutes curfew

    Chief & Council are enacting the following bylaw for the protection of public health and safety on Moose Factory Island: ​Emergency Preventative Measures 1. A mandatory 9:00 pm to 6:00 am curfew for all residents of Moose Factory shall go into effect starting on September 18, 2020. Exemptions will be made only for those attending…

  • COVID-19 Update: Visitors Restricted

    Due to the recent case confirmed on Moose Factory Island, the Weeeneebayko Area Health Authortiy (WAHA) has cancelled visitation hours for the next two weeks. The case confirmed was based on the announcement made by Chief Mervin Cheechoo and and Deputy Chief Earl Cheechoo on Saturday, September 12th, 2020. Please continue to practice public safety…

  • BREAKING NEWS: Cases confirmed in Moose Factory

    It is confirmed that there is now a case of Covid-19 on Moose Factory Island. Please click here to view the statement from Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) and the Porcupine Health Unit. An announcement was made by Chief Mervin Cheechoo and and Deputy Chief Earl Cheechoo on September 12, 2020. For further details on…

  • Covid-19 Update: Case found in Hudson Bay Region

    Weeneebayko Area Health Authority has received a release from the Porcupine Health Unit regarding a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the James and Hudson Bay region. WAHA is working with the Porcupine Health Unit and the Community Public Health Department to ensure that the individual is isolated. Furthermore, contact tracing and an investigation is currently…