Saugeen First Nation June 30th COVID update – a crisis situation


According to Saugeen First Nation #29 Chief Lester Anoquot, there are now 71 cases of COVID at Saugeen and a field hospital is being set up at the James Mason Centre.

Chief Anoquot has declared a crisis situation and is encouraging everyone to become vaccinated and to avoid all gatherings and to self-isolate.

On June 29th, Doran Ritchie, Health Committee Chair and Band Councilor said that all band offices are closed until further notice except for essential services.

Ritchie said that the outbreak was primarily due to the Delta variant and that restrictions will be put in place and that they are working closely with CanCom Security and local OPP to manage the guidelines that are being implemented.

At the time of the update on June 29th, there were 37 cases, which was a spike of 15 cases in 24 hours, with five hospitalized that increased to 44 cases.

A major COVID-19 vaccination clinic has been scheduled for Friday at the Mino Bimaadsawin Health Centre at 47 Mason Dr. at Saugeen First Nation with no appointments needed from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Those who are sick are asked to not attend the clinic.