Kingfisher Lake Pandemic Planning Committee Directives

Effective: November 11, 2009



Health Advisory Update - November 12, 2009

~ Test results arrived at the KFL Clinic on November 11th.

~ Two positive cases of H1N1 are confirmed in the community at this time.

~ Pandemic Planning Committee issued new directives for the community.

~ School is closed at least until Monday, November 16th.

~ Radio Station will be closed to the public indefinitely.

~ Access to the Band Office will be limited to the main entrance.

~ Store will continue to have a limit of 5 customers at any time.

~ Curfew in place, airport road to be closed daily from 10PM - 6AM.


Travel restriction implemented for Kingfisher Lake 

~ All passengers arriving will be screened for any flu-like symptoms.

~ Anyone found with symptoms may be quarantined for 3 days.

~ Medical patients may still travel to their appointments elsewhere.

~ People are requested to postpone their business/personal travel.

~ Community members will be allowed to travel home.

~ This measure will be enforced by the Airport Security Personnel.

~ Travel restriction in effective as of Wednesday, November 11th.






~ Everyone is reminded to get vaccinated from H1N1.

~ You can still get a flu shot at the Nursing Station.

~ No appointment necessary!




                                                               ACTION PLAN





Travel restriction in effect

 -Effective: November 11th


Passengers will flu-like symtoms may be quarantined for 3 days.  Community members can still travel home.




Continue with appointments, especially with specialists.


 - Patients may reschedule with non-insured or clinic.




Tuesday, November 10th
- Limit to 5 customers at a time

1 designated person per family

- S.E.D to do scheduling

- Schedule will be drafted during payday





Monday, November 9th
- No loitering
- 2 Customers at a time
 - Takeout orders only
 - Meals & Coffee




Radio Station to have limit access

- Daily radio updates at 7 PM

- Notices on Cable TV & Knet

- Radio Station will be closed to the public

- Contact: Spokesman Henry McKay





MAAMS School Closure

Wahsa Distance Education


- School & Gym closed until November 16th

- School and gym equipment to be disinfected

- Term 1 ended, classes resume on Nov. 16




Visiting each other



- Limit visiting, persons with flu-like symtoms should not go visiting but to stay home




Cancelled until further notice


- Flea markets, volleyball games, bingo, poker games, etc.






Band Office Building

- Only use main entrance



- No visiting, enter for business purposes only

- Picking up cheque, mail, appointments, meetings.  Call the  Office instead of coming.

- Use only main entrance.

- There will be chedule for payday pickups.



Curfew in place


- Airport road to be closed daily from 10PM - 6AM.

- Children to be home by 9PM.

- Parental responsibility.


Closed for 72 hours

- 2 people at time using the laundromat.


Limit your customers

- Allow only 2 customers at a time inside your store.



Limit Access


- By appointment only.

- Mechanics only to be at the garage.

- Disinfect your vehicle/limousine.



*  If you have any questions or concerns on these directives,  please contact the Pandemic Planning Committe at the Nursing Station or Amos Winter, Health Director at 532-2065.

*  Thank-you for your understanding and cooperation on this important matter.





Information from Public Health Agency of Canada


Key Facts on H1N1 Flu Virus

The H1N1 flu virus is a new strain of pandemic influenza which is different than the seasonal flu. People have no natural immunity to protect against this virus.  The H1N1 flu virus emerged in April 2009 and surveillance of its spread shows that it is affecting more young and healthy people than the regular seasonal flu, which normally affects seniors and young children. People with underlying medical conditions and pregnant woman may be at a greater risk for severe illness.


What is it?

H1N1 Flu Virus has been reported around the world, and the  World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic influenza virus. H1N1 is a strain of the influenza virus that in the past, usually only affected pigs. In Spring 2009, it emerged in people in North America. This is a new strain of influenza and because humans have little to no natural immunity to this virus, it can cause serious and widespread illness.


How is it spread?

The H1N1 flu virus is contagious and is spread the same way as regular seasonal influenza.  This happens when an infected person coughs or sneezes and their germs enter the nose, eyes, or throat of another person.  The germs can also rest on hard surfaces like counters and doorknobs, and can be picked up on hands and transmitted to the respiratory system when someone touches their mouth and/or nose.  It is not possible to catch it by eating pork or pork products or through blood transfusions.



More investigation is needed on how long a person can be infectious (be able to spread the virus to others), but, it is believed that this period is for one day before the onset of symptoms and continues for approximately 7 days after symptoms have started.  



Almost always:





The Public Health Agency advises Canadians to:


Be Prepared

Put together a home preparedness kit before anyone gets sick. When you are sick, you won't want to go out and get groceries or health supplies.
Here are some examples of household items that you may want to have in your home:

Visit our H1N1 preparedness guide to learn more about how to protect yourself and your family.



If you get flu-like symptoms and are otherwise healthy, you should stay home to recover. If your symptoms worsen or you experience difficulty breathing or serious shortness of breath, it is important to seek medical attention.
The following groups are not more likely to get the H1N1 virus. However, they are more at risk of developing complications if they do get sick:

If you have flu symptoms and you have one of these risk factors, contact a health care provider as soon as possible — antiviral medications may be needed.



Antivirals are prescription medications used to treat viral illnesses, including the flu. If taken shortly after getting sick (within the first 24 to 48 hours), they can reduce flu symptoms, shorten the length of illness and may reduce serious complications. They are available in two forms: a pill (called oseltamivir or Tamiflu®) or an inhaler (called zanamivir or Relenza®).
Antivirals are recommended for the treatment of moderate to severe illness, and for people at risk of severe disease. Your doctor will decide if treatment is right for you.



Getting the H1N1 flu vaccine is the best way for Canadians to protect themselves and others from getting infected.

The government has purchased 50.4 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine on behalf of the provinces, territories and federal populations. Most of the order is for adjuvanted vaccine; 1.8 million of the doses are for unadjuvanted vaccine.

The Government of Canada has a longstanding contract with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to maintain vaccine production capacity in Canada in order to meet Canada's pandemic vaccine needs promptly and effectively.

The order of unadjuvanted vaccine from GSK will be available by mid-November.

In order for pregnant women across the country to have access to the unadjuvanted vaccine as early as possible, the Government of Canada has purchased 200,000 doses of unadjuvanted H1N1 vaccine from CSL Australia, which is now being administered across the country.


For more information

H1N1 Flu Vaccine Information

Call the H1N1 flu hotline at 1 800 O-Canada