December 24, 2021




We hope you are trying to enjoy Christmas eve even though COVID-19 is once again disrupting our lives. As of today, there are 4 cases (3 confirmed and 1 pending), 17 affected households and 83 contacts in isolation related to these cases. The situation provincially has also rapidly deteriorated with over 1,000 cases projected today.

Given the active cases in the community and the deteriorating provincial situation, until further notice, the following rules are implemented effective immediately:

1. All in-person church services are cancelled and must be held online;

2. No persons who do not live in the community will be allowed to enter the community for now;

3. Anyone who does not live in the community but is already in the community will be allowed to remain but must only be in contact with the family they are staying with and must get tested as soon as possible at the Wellness Centre if asymptomatic or the Nursing Station if symptomatic;

4. The VLT Centre, Vendor and home-based businesses are closed;

5. No visiting between households is permitted – Christmas festivities are limited to the immediate household only;

6. Everyone who travels to southern Manitoba must be tested upon re-entry to the community and will be required to receive at least one additional test as directed by public health.

The Wellness Centre will be open from 9:00 till noon on December 24, 26, 27 and 28th. It will re-open for regular hours on Wednesday, December 29th. It is really important that everyone who is eligible get vaccinated NOW. The Province announced today that instead of waiting for 6 months after the second shot, everyone over 18 is eligible after 5 months.

Given how quickly the omicron variant has exploded everywhere it is critical that everyone follow the rules we have in place. LIMIT YOUR CONTACTS AS THAT IS THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THE SPREAD.

By now we all know the things we need to do to keep COVID-19 from spreading further in the community:

  • Wear a good fitting mask at all times – indoors and outdoors – if you are around anyone who is not part of your household;
  • If you have any cold or flu like symptoms call the NURSING STATION to get tested and wear a mask at home to protect your loved ones;
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently; and
  • Sanitize everything that is touched regularly in the house and in your vehicles;

OUR PRIORITY REMAINS YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. Let’s remain NCN Strong by working together as we face yet another challenge. We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, on behalf of my Council and I, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.