We are prepared: This is what will happen in the event of COVID-19 entering the NCN community:

  • The Chief will be contacted and notified of a positive case(s), due to Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) no names will be given. The Chief will update the community.
  • The nursing station and Public Health Dept. will be notified of the positive COVID-19 case(s).
  • The location of isolation will be determined by Nurse in Charge and public health nurses.
  • Isolation units include: ATEC, Women’s Shelter, Medicine Lodge or home.
  • Once determined, the client(s) will be transferred to one of the sites identified. (Full PPE by transporter & surgical or procedure mask by clients)
  • Contact tracing will begin no later than 24 hours from notification.
  • All Contact(s) will be notified to self-isolate for 14 days, isolation location will be determined. Laboratory testing is recommended for contacts who remain asymptomatic (NO symptoms)
    5 to 7 days after the last exposure to the case, but still have to complete the 14 days isolation.
  • All cases and contacts will be monitored daily by PH staff.
  • All COVID-19 testing will be done at COVID-19 testing site (trailer), operated by Nursing station.

Contingency Plan:

  • The community check stop will remain in place.
  • Only essential services will be allowed to enter the community.
  • The community will activate a strict STAY AT HOME curfew. Staying at home means: not going out unless directed to do so (i.e. to seek medical care) not going to school, work, or other public areas.
  • All NCN offices will be closed to general public with the exceptions of essential services: Nursing Station, FCWC Public Health & nursing services, grocery Store, NCN leaders, EMS, EMO and others deemed essential by Chief and Council.
  • All schools & day care will be closed.
  • Confidentiality must be maintained at all times during the process. You will be contacted by Public Health officials if you have been named as a contact to COVID-19.
  • In the meantime please prepare your homes with your essentials, groceries, baby formula, pampers, cleaning supplies.

Lastly, nobody wants to get COVID-19, so please be kind and supportive. Fear can prevent people from seeking medical care.

If you have questions please call the COVID-19 information lines 204-679-0179 or 204-679-0279

If you are experiencing stress fear, anxiety or just need to talk to someone please call the Counseling Services Department:

Daytime: 204-484-2341

After-hours on-call: 1-431-354-1270