Emergency Isolation Centre: An evolving model to support community health and well-being

The Challenge

The Northern communities of Red Lake and Ear Falls are 70 km apart, with approximately 5,000 residents combined. 

In response to the pandemic and community need for infection prevention and control, an emergency isolation shelter (EIC) was established. As the understanding and impact of COVID-19 is fluid, so too is the EIC’s model of support.  Over time, broader community needs were identified relative to isolation requirements due to the pandemic.

The EIC adopted an outside-the-box approach to assessing need by constantly asking themselves how they could support other community members in need, while preserving the integrity of their primary goal of serving the community’s most vulnerable

The Solution

The Process


For more information on the Emergency Isolation Centre – An Evolving Model to Support Community Health and Well-Being, contact Rhona Karschti rkarschti@redlakehospital.ca

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