COVID-19 Updates

Essential Information about COVID-19 Pandemic in Chisasibi & Eeyou Istchee

Please continue to be vigilant and follow all the safety measures that are in place: Wear a mask at all times, wash your hands frequently, maintain physical distancing (6 feet). The virus and variants are still active and only travel through people. Let’s continue to be mindful of all the safety measures.


COVID-19 Update

Message from CNC Emergency Operations Committee, May 31, 2022

Chisasibi is now in phase 4

  • Indoor gatherings: No restrictions on number of households. 
  • Outdoor gatherings: No restrictions on number of households.
  • Gatherings: 
    • Maximum 50 people indoor
    • Maximum 150 people outdoor
  • Education: In-person as of February 28
  • Travel: No restrictions on travel except to areas of risk as per protocols
  • Work: Childcare services to be provided for all workers requiring service

Eeyou Istchee is in Step 3 of the Deconfinement Plan

Evolution of COVID-19 outbreak in Chisasibi since December 22, 2021.

July 8, 2022

Total: 1,608

Active: 25

Recovered: 1,582

What you need to know

Rapid Testing

Chisasibi is offering Rapid Testing Kits for people who have COVID-19 related symptoms at Chisasibi Fire Hall. For more information, please call (819) 855-2444. DO NOT CALL THE EMERGENCY PHONE LINE FOR RAPID TESTING.

Swab Center

The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay offers PCR testing for COVID-19. Their Swab center is located at 21 Maamuu Road, behind the hospital. Open from Monday to Friday between 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. You must call first to book your appointment (819) 855-6994


The Info-Line is available for all the Cree communities from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1-866-855-2811 or you can inbox @creehealth on Facebook.

Since January 2021, the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay has been offering vaccination for its population. Chisasibi CMC vaccinates anyone as young as five years old. The COVID-19 vaccination is a safe and efficient way to protect yourself and others from contracting the virus or getting seriously ill if you get infected.

Call today to find out about vaccination in Chisasibi

(819) 855-7660

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