April 2, 2020
(Oneida Reservation) – Today, the Oneida Nation has confirmed our second case of COVID-19 within the Oneida jurisdiction. As we take all necessary measures to investigate, we are bound by confidentiality. We will disclose any information necessary to keep our community safe.
The Oneida Health Center was notified this afternoon. The process of contact tracking and conditions surrounding the individual is being conducted in accordance with Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines, State of Wisconsin and Oneida Public Health Protocols.
With the second confirmed case, we are continuing to urge everyone to stay home and restrict contact with others outside your home. We are assured the Oneida Health Center and local public health officials will continue to follow appropriate CDC and State recommendations to protect all employees and patients and our community.
We want to re-emphasize, we need everyone to do their part in order to combat this pandemic. The national trend reflects there will continue to be more cases before we can flatten the curve. It is critical to take this pandemic seriously.
Social Media can be a great tool of communication, it can also be a flood base of rumors and misinformation. Please be mindful when you share information, share the facts. We ask you to be empathetic and understanding with those who may be infected and suffering. Our community must be mindful that we are to be of a good mind about our community and become supportive when we can.
Tomorrow, April 3, at noon we will be going live on Facebook and Dr. Vir and Debbie Danforth, Division Director, will address this issue. Go to facebook.com/OneidaNationWI.
Please stay home. Remember to practice social distancing if you need to go out, wash hands frequently, and of course, we continue to encourage you to support one another through sharing good words and prayer.