First Local Positive Case of COVID-19

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg is committed to transparency in communicating with all community members, employees, and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been confirmed that a Marathon resident has tested positive for COVID-19, and we are taking the necessary precautions to effectively manage information as a neighboring community with the health and safety of all our community members, employees, and stakeholders in mind.

What we know so far is that on November 24, 2020, it was confirmed that the town of Marathon received notification of their first positive COVID-19 test result for a resident.

We wish to advise you that Chief & Council are gathering and accessing as much information as possible to prevent any false information sharing and to assist us with a community plan for moving forward.

In an effort to minimize risk, we will be putting the following changes in place effective Thursday, November 26th until December 18th, 2020 –

  • All band operations will closed, employees will be working remotely
  • The elementary and high school students will begin remote learning on Thursday, November 26th
  • The daycare will be closed
  • There will be minimal staff at the health center during this time

We would like to ask for your patience during this time and your understanding that as we are given information, updates will be given to our community.  In the meantime, here are some ways to stay safe and limit the spread of the virus as provided from the Marathon Family Practice and the North of Superior Healthcare Group.

  • Maintain physical distancing,
  • Staying home if you are sick,
  • Wearing a face covering when needed,
  • Self-isolating when appropriate,
  • Washing or sanitizing your hands frequently,
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth and
  • Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces often.

We will be increasing communication via Facebook, websites, emails and bulletin boards on key messaging on best practices and preventative measures we can all take to minimize risk.  Please remember that it is every ones responsibility to do what is necessary to keep our community healthy and safe during this trying time.

Chief & Council