COVID-19

  • Globe and Mail: Planning, trust led to COVID-19 vaccination success in Northern Ontario First Nations

    On April 11, 2021, the Globe and Mail wrote a piece on the success of the vaccination in Northern Ontario First Nations communities including the James and Hudson Bay Region. “Lynne Innes, president and chief executive officer of Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) in Moose Factory, which provides public health care to six communities along…

  • Ontario Emergency Stay At Home Order

    As of April 8th, 2021 at 12:01am, the Ontario government enacts the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order. Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done…

  • Congratulations to Dr. Homer Tien on his role as the Chair of the Ontario Vaccine Distribution Task Force

    WAHA congratulates Dr. Homer Tien, President and CEO of Ornge on his role as the new lead for the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force. “I have the utmost confidence in his skills and ability to complete the task,” said Lynne Innes, President & CEO of WAHA. Read the full article below. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/dr-homer-tien-ornge-air-ambulance-ceo-operational-lead-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-task-force-1.5975418

  • Ontario moves into 4 week Lockdown

    Where the local community bylaws and the provincial restrictions differ, follow your local community bylaws. As of April 3rd, 2021 at 12:01am, the Ontario government will be imposing a provincewide emergency break that will be in place for at least four weeks. Visit here for details of the Provincewide emergency brake If you are vaccinated,…

  • COVID-19 Public Health Framework Yellow Zone Restrict

    Where the local community bylaws and the provincial restrictions differ, follow your local community bylaws. Starting March 19, 2021 at 12:01 the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area will be in the yellow zone – Protect. As we move to yellow, it is crucial to continue following public health measures put in place for your safety.…

  • One Resolved COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Moosonee

    To our community members:WAHA is confirming there is one resolved COVID-19 case from the previously announced. Currently, there are no active COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of the Municipality to confirm that the one resolved case is in Moosonee. In general, for COVID-19, a close contact is anyone…

  • Operation Remote Immunity Continues This Week in Fort Albany

    Gitchi-Meegwetch to the members of Fort Albay First Nation who rolled up their sleeves to protect their loved ones. A total of 232 second vaccine doses were completed and a total of 368 first doses since early February. Over the next couple of weeks, Operation Remote Immunity will be coming to your community to deliver…

  • One Resolved COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Moosonee

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming there is one resolved COVID-19 case from the two previously announced. This brings the case count to one active COVID-19 case in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of the Municipality to confirm that the one resolved case is in Moosonee. WAHA is working with…

  • Two Resolved COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Moose Factory

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming there are two resolved COVID-19 cases from the four previously announced. This brings the case count to two positive COVID-19 cases in the region. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of Moose Cree to confirm that the two resolved cases were in Moose Factory.WAHA is working with…

  • One Resolved COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Moosonee

    To our community members: WAHA is confirming there is one resolved COVID-19 case from the five previously announced. This brings the case count to four positive COVID-19 cases in the region, two in Moosonee and two in Moose Factory. WAHA has received authorization from the leadership of the Municipality to confirm that the one resolved…