We’re all in this together
Tim Brody - Editor
People in the Sioux Lookout area have watched the COVID-19 virus spread across the globe and now it has arrived in Sioux Lookout.
The first positive case of COVID-19 in Sioux Lookout was confirmed last week (on April 2) by the Northwestern Health Unit. On Monday (April 6), Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in the remote northern community of Eabametoong
Sioux Lookout, like communities across Ontario, has not sat ideally by waiting for the virus to come. Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre as well as Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority have been preparing for its arrival, as has the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.
The provincial and federal governments have implemented measures such as social distancing, self-isolation, and temporarily closed public places such as playgrounds in an effort to flatten the curve and try not to overwhelm our healthcare system.
People are being told to stay home unless they need to go out for essential supplies such as groceries and prescriptions, to practise social distancing and not get together with other people, to wash their hands frequently, and not go to work if they are feeling ill.
These are the measures which will protect our family, friends, and community and get us through this time.
To everyone doing these things, I commend you.
To everyone trying to help others during this time, I commend you.
To everyone providing essential services, I commend you.
The Sioux Lookout Bulletin will continue to do its part to bring you timely and relevant information through our newspaper and social media platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stay strong, stay healthy, we’re all in this together.