Easter Bag Distribution

The Avenir D’Enfants program through the Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHS) will have 100 Easter bags to distribute on a first come first serve basis.

Bags can be picked up at the community kitchen on Tuesday, March 30, starting at 10:00 am until supplies last. This is open for ALL community members with children – 1 bag per child.

Each bag contains a pack of chalk, bubbles, chocolate and some candy, as seen in the picture.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Since Quebec Public Health now recommends a maximum 16-week interval between doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, the Listuguj Community Health Center will continue to administer the FIRST dose to Community Residents.  You are encouraged to call the Health Center at (418) 788-2155 to add your name to the list for the FIRST dose.

We thank everyone for their involvement in this community vaccination process and ask that you continue to monitor the official LMG updates on when we will begin administering the SECOND dose, which we anticipate will happen sometime in May.  Thank you and remember to continue to follow all Public Health guidelines related to this Pandemic to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

For more details on the vaccine, please review the following info sheet.

Head Start Registration 2021

Head Start registration forms can now be picked up at 6B Pacific Drive, directly behind the Listuguj Community Health Services. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Martin, Head Start Manager, at 418-788-3041.

Call for Tender – Waqatasg Elders Home Project

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is excited to release a call for tender for the complete construction of the Waqatasg Elders facility on Isaac Lane. We would like to take this time to acknowledge and thank everyone who has dedicated their time over the years to bring this project to life.

The deadline to submit a bid is 10:00 a.m. (Eastern time) and 11:00 a.m. (Atlantic time) April 19, 2021. Tender documents can be obtained and submitted on SEAO or MERX as per the links below.

https://www.merx.com/solicitations/open-bids/Waqatasg-Elders-Home-Listuguj-New-Construction/0000195331

https://www.seao.ca/OpportunityPublication/ConsulterAvis/Recherche?ItemId=8050bb19-1060-4c37-847f-bb493625b8a3&callingPage=2&searchId=c7cdd786-074e-49b2-bc73-acee0116ac1c&VPos=100

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar

The Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHS) and the Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux de la Gaspésie (CISSS) are inviting you to a webinar on the COVID-19 vaccine. The LCHS has one last chance to offer the COVID-19 vaccine, and they want to ensure that all community members who are interested can receive it.

This webinar will provide important details about the vaccine and offer you a chance to ask questions with medical doctors present. To learn more, join the COVID-19 vaccine webinar on Tuesday, March 9th, at 2:00 p.m. (NB time).

 

Webinar Details:

Tuesday, March 9th, at 2:00 p.m. (NB time)

Link: https://cisss-gaspesie-gouv-qc-ca.zoom.us/j/66552187970?pwd=V3YvN2w4Nm83QjVHZzdoSSt2WXZJQT09

Meeting ID: 665 5218 7970

Passcode: 728562

Medical Taxi Out of Service Due to Weather

The Medical Taxi Program will not be in service today due to the upcoming weather. Keep your attestation and taxi receipt for reimbursement. Thanking you in advance on this matter.

Important Update from the Community Kitchen

Please note that the Community Kitchen will be implementing the following changes starting this week.

The community kitchen will now be open from 10 am – 12 pm for Elders aged 65 and up only and then from 1 pm – 4 pm for all other clients. This will allow for shorter wait times and decrease the traffic on food bank days.

In order to continue safely operating the community kitchen on a bi-weekly basis, the number of clients allowed in the waiting area is 10 people. Should you arrive at the community kitchen and the waiting area is full, please come back at a later time. With the cold weather, we do not want anyone waiting outside.

 

The community kitchen will be open on:

Thursday, February 25, 2021

10 am to noon – clients 65 and older only

1 pm to 4 pm – all other clients

Don’t forget to bring your own bags.

Listuguj COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Update

Message from the Listuguj Community Health Services: Listuguj is administering the 1st dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine now. Please call us and we will give you an appointment TODAY! We will NOT be scheduling another 1st dose clinic IN Listuguj. Community residents who do not receive the 1st dose at the Health Center will […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Listuguj has received our first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. More vaccines will be arriving soon!

If you’re interested in getting the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and have not yet registered, please contact the Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHS) at (418) 788-2155. You must be 18 years of age or older to register.

The LCHS has created a vaccine priority schedule to ensure our most vulnerable can receive the vaccine first. The Listuguj COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out Schedule is included below.

 

Listuguj COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out Schedule

Group #1:     Critical workers, including Health & Social Services workers with direct contact with clients AND Elders aged 80+ (born before 1939);

Group #2:     Elders between the ages of 60 – 79;

Group #3:     Individuals under the age of 60 living with chronic illness(es);

Group #4:     Essential workers and LMG employees; and

Group #5:     Balance of adult population age 18+.

 

Listuguj COVID-19 Guidelines Update

***Updated below for clarity on February 19, 2021: If you travel to a non-red zone within Quebec and stay overnight, you do NOT need to self-isolate.***

At the beginning of January, the Listuguj community had experienced a spike in cases. Fortunately, due to a quick response by LMG, the cases were localized and there was no community spread.  Since then, our actions have reduced the total number of active cases to zero. As a result, Unified Command met this morning, as part of our normal monitoring of COVID issues, to discuss our protocols and seek adjustment, according to the reduced risk faced by the community.

Based on this review, the Unified Command has decided to make the following amendment:

February and March typically bring with it heightened mental health issues. This has been compounded by the measures to contain the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Balancing the risk level with our success in maintaining an infection rate of zero has led to a lessening of our rules regarding day travel.

Effective February 8th, 2021, day trips will be allowed on condition that hygiene and social distancing protocols are followed AND that the primary purpose of the day trip is for exercise and outdoor activities. Inter-regional and inter-provincial travel is discouraged. Overnight travel to ‘Red Zones’ will still require 14-day self-isolation upon return to Listuguj. ***To Clarify: If you travel to a non-red zone within Quebec and stay overnight, you do NOT need to self-isolate.***

In regard to testing, at this point, the PCR test does not provide the level of accuracy to determine if one has active COVID-19 (there are false readings) and at what contagion stage the individual may be. Consequently, a negative test result does not waive isolation or quarantine requirements.

Return to “bubbles”:

In early January, at height of COVID crisis in Listuguj, we moved from “bubbles” to “households”. A household was defined as being “individuals living under one roof”. However, with the current success rates (zero cases) Listuguj can now relax a little and ‘revert back’ to bubbles (one can now associate with, work with, and socialize with individuals in one’s own bubble). It is hoped that if we maintain zero cases, we will be able to progress to a community-wide bubble.

Reminder:

  • Any individual coming into Listuguj to work/reside/extended visit will require a 14-day self-isolation period.
  • Wash hands, wear masks, maintain social distancing.
  • Listuguj non-essential businesses can re-open on February 8th.
  • Individuals who travel to a ‘Red Zone’ (or outside the country) are required to self isolate upon return to Listuguj for 14 days. The EXCEPTION is for essential travel with NO overnight stay (this has been defined as grocery shopping, custody pick up/ drop off, medical/health, legal, LMG business, purchase of construction/gardening supplies, government in-person appointments/renewals, funerals). Please note that the intention with the exception is to allow individuals to conduct essential travel. It is meant to be done as quickly and directly as possible.
  • Individuals who come into contact with anyone who has travelled to a ‘Red Zone’ for non-essential travel OR who has travelled for essential travel but has overnighted AND this contact has been for more than 15 minutes in an enclosed area without a mask, is required to self isolate for 14 days.
  • Anyone who has tested positive must quarantine for 14 days.
  • Anyone whom an order has been made to quarantine or self-isolate by competent medical or Public Health authorities shall also be required to do so.