Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe enacts Tier Three Emergency Action

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CASS LAKE, MN- On March 22, 2020 the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed a case of COVID-19 in Cass County, MN. According to Cass County Public Health, the resident of Cass County is an older resident with no known travel history. The patient developed symptoms on March 9th and sought health care treatment on March 16th. As of Sunday morning, there were 169 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota and one death.

The Tier Three Emergency actions outlined in the LLBO COVID-19 Emergency Response Strategy require all non-essential staff will be sent home. All Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe government programs will cease operations with the exception of critical and essential services. A list of these programs and services will be released shortly along with appropriate contact information.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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