January 7, 2022
COVID-19 BULLETIN #80
FULL COMMUNITY LOCKDOWN TO GO INTO EFFECT SUNDAY JANUARY 9TH
In accordance with paragraph 40 of OIC-313-2021-12 a FULL LOCKDOWN will go into effect SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH AT 9:00 pm and will remain in effect until Friday, January 14th at 6:00 pm as there is significant community spread of COVID-19 in our community. As of tonite, there are 55 active cases, 40 homes in isolation and over 200 contacts. Our public health team is continuing to do contact tracing so there will likely be even higher numbers. TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, WE MUST STOP THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE AROUND THE COMMUNITY.
The following additional rules will go into effect:
- Everyone must STAY AT HOME in their own houses/yards – NO VISITING ANYONE;
- Only employees at the Nursing Station, Wellness Centre public health and nursing services, EMS, Three Rivers Store are allowed to attend work;
- All other NCN buildings, churches and sweat lodges will remain closed except for the Multi-Plex which will remain open for vaccinations – CALL PUBLIC HEALTH AT 204-484-2341 TO FIND OUT WHEN YOU CAN GET VACCINATED.
- No camping or outdoor recreational activities will be allowed until further notice;
- No travel will be allowed outside of the community except for urgent medical situations verified by the Nurse in Charge – Anyone else who leaves will not be allowed to re-enter until the lockdown is lifted;
- Only essential workers will be allowed to enter the community.
STAFF ARE DEVELOPING PROCESSES TO GET ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES TO THE COMMUNITY. STAFF AND THE CUBE VAN WILL BE AVAILABLE – MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED SOON AS THE PROCESSES ARE FINALIZED.
OUR PRIORITY IS YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. Despite our best efforts, the virus is spreading in the community. We now must ALL rapidly work together to contain the virus. Everyone of us must be responsible as we are facing illness and the possibility of life and death situations with this virus. With so many active cases in the community it is absolutely essential that everyone follow the rules so we can beat this before it spreads further. We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available. Ekosani!