Siksika Nation has diligently provided COVID-19 testing to Nation members every day since March. Currently, testing of asymptomatic people and employees at worksites has very low positive results rates of 9.5 per 10,000 tests, which means this testing is not the most effective at identifying disease in our community. Alberta has changed its testing program recently due to similarly low rates.
- People with ANY new or worsening symptoms of any kind;
- Anyone who is a contact of someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, while they are potentially infectious;
- People returning from a high-risk area or workplace setting;
- Anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed.
If you, or anyone in your household feels unwell for ANY reason, with ANY new symptoms or change in symptoms, call 403-734-5688 to contact Siksikas COVID-19 Response Unit (CRU). The CRU can assess and test individuals for possible COVID-19 infection in their homes, 7 days a week. The CRU also offers a drive-thru option at the tents near the ball diamonds, open 10:00am-1:00pm daily, 7 days/week.