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Grand Council Treaty #3: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Information & Updates

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Important notice from Grand Council Treaty #3:

The declaration of COVID-19 as a worldwide health pandemic is having an impact on our lives, business operations and the way we interact with one another. With this in mind, Grand Council Treaty #3 will continue to monitor and assess the updates provided by the Government of Canada and Public Health. This information guides our approach and helps ensure we take the steps that best protect our communities and staff, and reduce risk.

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 the staff at Grand Council Treaty 3 have been requested to work remotely for a period of two weeks. During this time, all office locations will be closed. Grand Council Treaty #3 staff will continue to be available to Treaty #3 leadership and will continue supporting the coordination of emergency response measures within the Treaty 3 territory.

Grand Council Treaty 3 would like to request that people continue to practice social distancing and avoid non-essential travel whenever possible. We also ask individuals to respect travel restrictions that have been put in place for a number of First Nation communities in the region.

Reception at Grand Council Treaty 3 can continue to be reached at (807) 548-4214 or toll free at 1-800-665-3384 and messages will be forwarded to the relevant staff and departments.

The office of the Ogichidaa can be contacted at (807) 788-1406 ext.604 or ext.606.

Grand Council Treaty #3 will also continue to provide regular updates to communities and leadership via social media and at

Information on COVID-19 in Anishinabemowin:

If you are experiencing Symptoms of COVID -19, please contact:

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-Assessment

Take the COVID-19 self-assessment if you think you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it. This will help you determine if you need to seek further care: Self-Assessment Tool

COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Treaty #3 Territory

Riverside Health Care’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre’s (assessment centre) are dedicated for individuals experiencing possible symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

These assessment centre’s are by appointment only. For safety reasons, “walk in” appointments are strictly prohibited. Not everyone who attends the clinic will be swabbed.

How to access the centre:

  1. It is recommended you complete the ministry online assessment tool at

  2. Please contact Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or the Northwestern Health Unit (1-807-468-7109) so they may determine if you require an appointment at the assessment centre.

  3. If you require an appointment, Telehealth Ontario or the Northwestern Health Unit will contact the COVID-19 Assessment Center to identify your need for an appointment.

  4. Our assessment centres will then contact you to schedule the appointment.

  5. Once you arrive, please read the instructions posted, and ensure you follow them.

What will happen at the assessment centre:

  1. You will be required to wear a disposable mask provided by the nurse and use hand sanitizer when entering the facility.

  2. You are to attend your scheduled appointment alone; except an adult may accompany a child, frail elderly, person with disability, or an individual acting as an interpreter.

  3. You will be asked for your OHIP card.

  4. You will be screened for symptoms, travel and contact history.

  5. Nurses will assess vital signs, such as temperature and blood pressure.

  6. Screening will determine if you require a nose swab.

  7. The Northwestern Health Unit will follow up with you after your results are received and ensure that any further direction/instruction is provided to you.

COVID-19 Assessment Centres Locations:

Community: Fort Frances Location: Community Counselling Building (206 Victoria Avenue) Entrance: Victoria Street entrance. On-site directions will be given. Hours: Open (7 days a week 8:00am till 4:00pm)

Community: Rainy River Location: Rainy River Health Centre (115 Fourth Street) Entrance: Entrance off Mill Avenue near back of health centre. On-site directions will be given. Hours: Open (7 days a week 1:00pm till 3:00pm)

*Hours of assessment operation may change, as required.

Communicable Disease Emergency Plan Template – Click Below to View Word/PDF Document



Please see below for additional updates and resources from Grand Council Treaty #3:







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