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GENERAL INFORMATION

COVID-19 TESTING

Kapawe’no First Nation COVID-19 testing is available for all community members and employee's who are living and/or working on the Kapawe'no First Nation. This also includes family members of employee's who may reside off reserve.

 

Testing is free and is not mandatory – it is available if you want it.

 

AVAILABLE TESTING

RAPID COVID-19 Test (BD Veritor System)

This test is available and recommended for:

  • Members returning from travelling outside of the High Prairie area.

  • Employee's of KFN or KRC that have been away from work for longer than 4 days.

 

If your Rapid result is NEGATIVE, please understand that this is a point-in-time result. Meaning, it does not guarantee that you are NOT infected with COVID-19 and you may still spread it to others. Please continue to follow all public health guidance and directions to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

 

ABBOTT: ID NOW COVID-19 Test

This test is available and recommended if:

  • You are a close contact to a POSITIVE COVID-19 case

  • You are living in the same household as a POSITIVE COVID-19 case

  • You or anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms

(Refer to Alberta Health Services website: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17260.aspx)

 

COVID-19 SWAB Test

This test is available and recommended if:

  • You are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms

  • You received any POSITIVE result from the Rapid Test

 

It is required for all ABBOTT ID NOW users to receive the Swab Test regardless of a NEGATIVE or POSITIVE result.

 

To request a COVID-19 Test Contact Lyle Halcrow
Text or phone: (780) 536-6008
Email:
lyle.halcrow@kapaweno.ca 

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If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please self-isolate for 14 days

  • Cough

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle aches and pains

  • Runny nose

 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please go to the AHS website  https://www.albertahealthservices.ca and complete the COVID-19 Online Screening Tool that is located at the top of the page.

If you are experiencing extreme shortness of breath, call 911.

You can call 811 for medical advice, however, please be advised that the wait times may be very long.

Self-isolation means to STAY HOME except for emergency care at the hospital. If you are on self­isolation, arrange with family or fiend's for delivery of items you may need.

All Nation offices are closed until further notice, we are working out the details of essential service delivery, please have patience at this time. Information will be made available as decisions are made.

REMEMBER

Hand washing is the most effective way to break the spread of infection, please wash your hands before you eat, or touch your eyes, nose and mouth. If you are coughing, cough into your shirt/sleeve.

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