COVID-19 Resource Centre

Your Saugeen First Nation Covid-19 Resource Centre

This page contains many informative resources regarding Covid-19.  This page will be updated as often as possible, but we ask that you continue to monitor trusted news sources regarding the current state of the virus transmission in Ontario, the availability of vaccines, and the stay at home orders.

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Saugeen First Nation Daily Covid-19 Update

June 9th 2022

Important: due to the current strain on PCR testing, it is likely that there could be more positive cases in the community than what is reported.

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Active Cases (cases confirmed by PCR rapid test)
Presumed Positive Cases (symptomatic with no test)
Total Cases (active + presumed positive cases)
High-Risk Contacts (in isolation)
Closed Cases (cleared active and presumed cases)

* These statistics only reflect the numbers since the return to office on January 4th 2022.

Saugeen First Nation Weekly Vaccination Statistics

Updated Every Monday

  • 71% of the reserve’s eligible (5+) population has at least one dose
  • 66% of the reserve’s eligible (5+) population has at least two doses
  • 36% of the reserve’s eligible (12+, 2nd dose at least 3 months ago) population has at least three doses
  • 20% of the reserve’s eligible (18+, 3rd dose at least 3 months ago) population has at least four doses
  • 19% of the reserve’s children 5-11 years of age have received a first dose
  • 11% of the reserve’s children 5-11 years of age have received a second dose
  • 21% of the reserve’s youth (12-17) remain unvaccinated and 23% of the reserve’s adults (18+) remain unvaccinated

Vaccinations given at Mino Bimaadsawin for the week of May 9th – May 13th 2022:

  • Three 3rd doses (two 12-17, one 18+)
  • 13 4th doses (all 18+)

Vaccination Clinics

Adult (12+ years old) Pfizer clinic on Thursday May 19th from 10am-4pm at the Health Centre. 

Fourth doses are available, please make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before coming to get vaccinated.


Click here to get your COVID-19 vaccine certificate.

Watch the Saugeen First Nation Covid-19 Co-ordinator demonstrate the Rapid Antigen Test Kit.

Please take a moment to learn more about the virus and the precautions you should take to keep our community safe by clicking on the topics listed below.  All information has been sourced directly from the Government of Ontario website:

General Covid-19 Information

Physical distancing

Everyone in Ontario should practise physical distancing to reduce their exposure to other people — this means you should:

  • stay home as much as possible – go grocery shopping once a week or less, only visit pharmacies and banks when necessary and place orders over the phone or online
  • staying at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with

Keep distance:

  • if you are in a room with other people, stay at least two metres away from each other and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
  • if you cannot wear a mask, other people should wear a mask when they are in the same room as you

Learn where to get tested if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

Face coverings (non-medical masks)

The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is by staying home and avoiding close contact with others outside of your household.

When you go out, you must use a face covering (non-medical mask such as a cloth mask) in public indoor spaces, with some exceptions. This includes:

  • public spaces (for example, inside stores, event spaces, entertainment facilities and common areas in hotels)
  • workplaces, even those that are not open to the public
  • vehicles that operate as part of a business or organization, including taxis and rideshares
  • Learn about face coverings, including exceptions and how to properly fit, wear, remove and clean your non-medical face mask.

Wear a face covering or mask when you:

  • leave your house to see a health care provider
  • are within two metres of other people or where it may be difficult to maintain physical distancing (for example, in a grocery store)
  • make sure you properly wear, fit, remove and clean your face covering or mask

If not wearing a mask, cover your coughs and sneezes:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • if you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hand
  • throw used tissues in a wastebasket that’s lined with a plastic bag
  • the plastic bag makes it safer and easier to empty the wastebasket
  • after emptying the wastebasket, wash your hands

Wash your hands

  • wash your hands often with soap and water
  • dry your hands with a paper towel, or with your own cloth towel that no one else shares
  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

Stay home

  • do not use public transportation, taxis or rideshares
  • do not go to work, school or other public places
  • your health care provider will tell you when it is safe to leave

Limit the number of visitors in your home

  • only have visitors who you must see (for example, for medical reasons or to drop of groceries) – do not invite people over to socialize
  • keep necessary visits short
  • do not visit with people who are in at-risk groups

Avoid contact with others

  • stay in a separate room, away from other people in your home, as much as possible
  • use a separate bathroom if you have one
  • make sure that shared rooms have good airflow (for example, open windows)
  • keep a distance of at least 6 feet (2 metres) in shared spaces

If you start to show symptoms of COVID-19covid 19

If you begin to show symptoms of COVID-19covid 19, you should:

  • go to a COVID-19covid 19 assessment centre to get tested
  • stay home and self-isolate unless you are going to the assessment centre
  • tell people you were in close physical contact with in the 48 hours before your symptoms began to monitor their health and to self-isolate

Only call 911 if it is an emergency.

Symptoms and treatment

Symptoms of COVID-19, which is the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus, range from mild — like the flu and other common respiratory infections — to severe.

Call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • severe difficulty breathing (struggling for each breath, can only speak in single words)
  • severe chest pain (constant tightness or crushing sensation)
  • feeling confused or unsure of where you are losing consciousness

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever (feeling hot to the touch, a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher)
  • chills
  • cough that’s new or worsening (continuous, more than usual)
  • barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing (croup)
  • shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)
  • sore throat
  • difficulty swallowing
  • runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
  • lost sense of taste or smell
  • pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • headache that’s unusual or long lasting
  • digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain)
  • muscle aches
  • extreme tiredness that is unusual (fatigue, lack of energy)
  • falling down often
  • for young children and infants: sluggishness or lack of appetite

Complications from COVID-19

Covid 19 can include serious conditions, like pneumonia or kidney failure and, in some cases, death.

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19.

The majority of COVID-19 cases are mild and most people who get it will recover on their own. Typical treatment for common coronaviruses includes:

  • drinking plenty of fluids
  • getting as much rest and sleep as possible
  • using a humidifier or taking a hot shower to help with a sore throat or cough

How to self-isolate

Self-isolating means staying at home and avoiding contact with other people to help prevent the spread of disease.

You should self-isolate if you:

  • are in an at-risk group
  • think you have symptoms of COVID-19
  • think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or who has recently returned from travel

This means that you should only leave your home or see other people for critical reasons (like a medical emergency). Where possible, you should try to get what you need:

  • online
  • over the phone
  • from friends, family or neighbours

Your roommates or family you live with should self-isolate too, if they can.

At-risk groups

Some groups are at higher risk of getting COVID-19covid 19. You may be in an at-risk group if you:

  • are 70 years old or older
  • are getting treatment that compromises (weakens) your immune system (for example, chemotherapy, medication for transplants, corticosteroids, TNF inhibitors)
  • have a condition that compromises (weakens) your immune system (for example, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, other autoimmune disorder)
  • have a chronic (long-lasting) health condition (for example, diabetes, emphysema, asthma, heart condition)
  • regularly go to a hospital or health care setting for a treatment (for example, dialysis, surgery, cancer treatment)

Get tested for COVID-19

Depending on your situation, you may be able to get a free COVID-19 test at:

COVID-19 assessment centres (including mobile and temporary sites)
participating community labs
participating pharmacies
Some locations may have certain restrictions (for example, some are unable to test young children).

Find out what you need to know before, during, and after a test at an assessment centre, pharmacy, or community lab.

What you need to do

COVID-19 is spread mainly from person to person through close physical contact.

Close physical contact means:

  • being less than 2 metres away in the same room, workspace, or area
  • living in the same home

Everyday actions

Take these everyday steps to reduce exposure to the virus and protect your health:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home and self-isolate if you are sick