Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Pandemic Measures – Jan 26 2021 – Community Update

Chief and Council have announced an extension to the pandemic measures for an additional 14 days. This falls in line with Ontario’s extended the stay at home order for...

Virtual Zoom Session on COVID-19 with Chief Lorraine Cobiness and Chief Chris Skead

Please join the public policy forum for a virtual session on "How the Kenora Chiefs Advisory is fighting COVID-19 and Winning!" It starts at 11:30am CST on January 21st...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 12 2021 – Community Update

Early today, Ontario has declared a state of emergency with additional limits that come into effect on January 14, 2021. In response, Chief and Council has initiated...

T3PS, KCA, WNHAC Participating in COVID-19 Pilot Project

Members of the Treaty Three Police Services Have been receiving rapid COVID-19 testing as part of a pilot project in conjunction with Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) and...

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Recipient of CMA Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Relief

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund granted $100,000 to Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) as part of its...

Niisaachewan Partial Lockdown Lifted

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN LIFTED – Effective today, the partial lockdown is officially lifted. Chief and Council issued a media release earlier today. The 3 COVID-19 cases have...

Niisaachewan COVID-19 Positive Cases Resolved

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has received confirmation from the public health team that the COVID-19 cases have been resolved. On November 26th, Chief and Council...

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Testing in the Community

Mobile testing will be available in Niisaachewan on Monday November 30, 2020 between 12 noon and 1:30pm. BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your...

Niisaachewan Pandemic Measures Community Update

RESUME PARTIAL LOCK-DOWN – Please be advised that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation will resume with the partial lock-down status that was initiated on Monday, November...

St Thomas Aquinas Grade 8 Closure

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a second positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Niisaachewan is taking all precautionary measures

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation is taking all precautions with the identified positive cases. Earlier this week, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Day

9:30 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2020 BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your results.Drive to lower entrance.Stay in your vehicle until you...

Delayed Contact Tracing Efforts

Further to the November 26, 2020 notice that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members that have tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing is not yet...

URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members have tested positive for Covid-19. On November 26th 2020, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

Positive COVID-19 Result At Bimose Tribal Council

Bimose Tribal Council has received notification that an individual associated with the Tribal Council has tested positive for COVID-19. Bimose Tribal Council is working...

Community Update – COVID-19 – 23 Nov 2020

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE – an essential worker was in the office on Wed. Nov 18 and tested positive on Sun. Nov 22. Further, some families recently received notice of...

COVID-19 Advisory for St Thomas Aquinas Students & Family

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Ontario to add 13 additional Health Teams across the province

The Ontario government is providing $2.4 million to support an additional 13 Ontario Health Teams across the province to provide better, connected care to patients....

Kenora Hospital COVID-19 Response Update

While there are currently no admitted positive COVID-19 cases in our Hospital, there has been an increase in positive cases in our community. It is understandable that...

Niisaachewan Community COVID-19 Updates – October 2, 2020

The community gate will be open 7 days a week MONDAY – SUNDAY from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Band members and Non band members are welcome to visit their family. Please...

The All Nations Health Partners Assessment Centre at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora continues to operate as a drive through service Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm to meet the area’s COVID-19 testing needs. When weather is no longer favorable for outside/drive through service, the Assessment Centre will move to an indoor service and the public will be notified.

Community members wishing to be tested should call 469-9861 (ext. 2483) in order to be scheduled for the next available appointment (please have your health card number and reliable phone number available). If you are unable to get through to an Assessment Centre clerk, please leave a message on the confidential voicemail. Messages will be returned within one business day. Appointments can be made for either a drive through assessment at the central site or for a mobile assessment team to come directly to a person’s home or First Nations community. Efforts are made to schedule appointments within two days and urgent requests are accommodated the same day whenever possible. Please note in times of increased demand for testing, wait times will increase. The Assessment Centre team appreciates your patience.

The nasal (or nasopharyngeal) swab test is conducted by inserting a long Q-tip-like swab into one or both nostrils to collect a sample. The process is described as being slightly uncomfortable but not painful. Swabs are sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg for processing. If you have a positive test result, the Northwestern Health Unit will call you at the phone number you provided as soon as the result is available, which is usually within 3-5 days. You can view your COVID test results by searching “Ontario COVID-19 test results” online. You will require your valid OHIP card that you used at the time of your test, and you will be asked to provide the 7 digit number on the back of the card to verify that it is you. Once your result is displayed, you cannot print the result but you can take a screen shot of the result and then print that if you require hard copy evidence. If you are unable to view your results, you can call the hospital at 468 -9861 Ext. 2555 and ask for your results either verbally by phone or for a hard copy if required.

COVID-19 symptoms include but may not be limited to fever, new or worsening cough or shortness of breath at rest, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, and joint aches.

The All Nations Health Partners is a diverse coalition of municipal, Indigenous and health system leaders who have combined forces to support and prepare our communities for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Contact

Brock Chisholm
Assessment Centre Coordinator
Lake of the Wood District Hospital

Phone: 807.468.9861, ext: 2290
Email: bchisholm@lwdh.on.ca