Following an outbreak that was declared in Pimicikamak Cree Nation, MKO says their Mobile Crisis Response Team remains available to First Nations communities as the pandemic continues.
The organization’s Grand Chief Garrison Settee says they recognize the toll this situation is having on the mental health of community members.
Settee adds that while access to the COVID-19 vaccine provides hope, the number of doses remain low.
Cross Lake Chief David Monias says roughly 32 households are affected by the outbreak, which is attributed to lack of housing in the community.
Monias adds the Rapid Response Team is helping them with COVID-19 testing, and the team is working from 8 in the morning to midnight trying to keep up.
First Nations can expect a second allotment of the Moderna vaccine to arrive beginning next week.