ACTIVE CASE – STAY AT HOME ORDER IN EFFECT FOR 48 HOURS HAS BEEN LIFTED
- A strict STAY AT HOME order that went into effect on Friday, April 30th is lifted as the public health team has finished their contact tracing;
- From the 1 positive case on Friday, April 30th, 2021, 21 there are a number of direct contacts that involve 22 homes and 125 people who are now in isolation. They will remain in isolation until May 15, 2021 unless contacted by the isolation team. People who violate their isolation orders are subject to fines.
- All NCN offices will be open tomorrow, May 3rd, 2021 but will be closed to the general public;
- ATEC, the Multi-Plex, Arena, the Wellness Centre fitness Centre, the VLT Centre, the Beer Vendor and the schools will be open tomorrow, May 3rd, 2021 and will be required to continue following their mitigation plans;
- Three Rivers Store -Regular hours will resume on Monday, May 3rd, 2021;
- Funerals are limited to immediate family only – processions will be allowed as long as everyone remains in their vehicles at all times – no-one from outside the community will be allowed to attend and the procession will be escorted by the FNSOs;
- Income assistance will be issued tomorrow, Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at the Arena;
- Commuters will be allowed into the community in accordance with their mitigation plans;
- Shopping to Thompson will continue to be authorized as previously but please register at the Trust Office to obtain your authorization;
- Deliveries with the cube van will continue;
- Medical appointments or medical emergencies will continue;
- All persons who left the community overnight will be required to isolate at their residence pending review by the public health team;
- All requests from persons who previously signed themselves out of the community and wish to return are suspended until further notice; and
- Court scheduled for Monday, May 3rd 2021 has been cancelled;
- School for both elementary and high school will resume tomorrow, May 3, 2021;
- All NCN members must self-monitor, if you are feeling sick and experiencing covid-19 symptoms, please go to the nursing station right away;
- We encourage everyone to continue to follow all health guidelines –wear a mask when around anyone who is not part of your household, wash your hands frequently, limit your contacts and GET VACCINATED THIS WEEK.
Revisions to OIC
Given the rapidly escalating third wave of the pandemic in Manitoba, please note the following changes to the new OIC approved today. These will take effect as soon as the lockdown can be lifted following contact tracing and testing:
- The state of emergency has been extended again to May 28, 2021;
- Travel to southern Manitoba will only be allowed for approved medical assessment or treatment – essential business travel has been deleted;
- Anyone who travels to Thompson or Winnipeg and stays overnight will be required to isolate upon their return until they can be assessed by public health who will then decide if the person must continue to isolate at home or in an isolation unit or will be allowed to simply self-monitor – directions of the public health team must be followed;
- Funerals, church and sweats are limited to 10 people plus the officiants;
- No gatherings of people inside or outside are allowed – each household can continue to designate two people only or one other household to visit;
- Repatriation of people who left the community during the lockdown is suspended for at least 30 days from today.
- Mass Vaccination Clinics will resume at the Multi-Plex this week starting on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 and will continue all week;
- The variants are more transmissible, cause more serious illness and are affecting younger people compared to the first two waves of the pandemic;
- Vaccination has proven to be effective in helping to minimize the negative impacts of COVID-19;
- Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated this week as Chief and Council, like other levels of government federally, provincially and internationally, are considering what rights vaccinated people will have compared to those who refuse to get vaccinated.
- This could affect your ability to travel, visit, work for NCN and other related issues.
We know this is all very frustrating so encourage everyone you know to get vaccinated so that hopefully we can have some return to normal this summer. In the meantime, be kind and caring to everyone as we are all trying our best to keep our community safe.