The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority has taken over the case management and contact tracing of COVID-19 functions from Indigenous Services Canada.
The health authority say the First Nation communities they serve can expect coordinated, culturally appropriate services in a timely manner.
The health authority also say they will be able to respond quickly to minimize the spread of the virus and ensure the protection of its service population.
Contact tracing is used to identify, assist, and monitor people who have been in close contact with someone who has been infected with a virus, as these individuals are at a higher risk of becoming infected. Contact tracing can help limit further spread and plays a vital role in protecting communities.