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Amended COVID-19 Security Measures | 6:00am April 22 – 11:59pm May 14, 2021

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Effective 6:00am April 22, 2021; the Chief & Council have amended the current COVID-19 Security Measures until 11:59pm May 14, 2021.

**Subject to Change if the current Community situation changes, for example: rise in cases.


Hotline Contact Numbers:

  • Fisher River General & Travel Hotline: 431.256.0041
  • Fisher River Health Services COVID-19 Hotline: 431.256.0395


» Curfew/Stay-at-Home Order is now 10:00pm – 6:00am (7 days a week), which means all the Checkpoints will be Closed for anyone coming in & going, as well as all Fisher River residents should be in their homes and are to stay home during these hours. Anyone caught breaking the Curfew/Stay-at-Home Order will be subject to fines. Fines begin at $1,296.00, (exception is made for emergency purposes).

» Non-residents will not be allowed at this time with exception from our neighboring communities of Peguis First Nation, Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation, Dallas/Red Rose and Fisher Bay will be allowed but MUST follow the Household & Gathering Limits. Exception is made for essential service providers.

» Gathering Orders: Orders will be expanded to allow increased personal connections to support the well-being of our residents by allowing:
– Two designated people (family or friends) to visit a indoor household under a new ‘rule of two’, We strongly stress that the Two Designated People does NOT change meaning the same two individuals are designated for all visits during the Security Measures period.
– No more than 10 persons at an outdoor gathering on private property OR
public property.
– Large Household Gatherings & Parties (over the limits stated above) are still not permitted.  Anyone caught having parties or gathering(s) may be subject to fines/penalties issued from the RCMP, fines start from $1,296.00 and up.
– The capacity size at places of worship for regular religious services is 25 per cent of building capacity.

» Closing of Fish Road (takes effect Friday April 23, 2021) to redeploy security personnel.

» Funerals/Weddings – Funerals to have up to 10 people in addition to the officiant under clear COVID-19 protection protocols.


» Travel remains open to the City of Winnipeg:
-We recommend 1 Designated Shopper.
-Overnights will be allowed but you MUST register with the Fisher River General & Travel Hotline before leaving.
-Members who travel for Day Trips will be not have to register; however,  security will be tracking all those who travel to the City of Winnipeg.
-There is NO Out of Province or International Travel permitted.
-Travel up North is not permitted.

» Off-Reserve Members remain allowed to visit the Community but must register with the Fisher River General & Travel Hotline before coming home. Off-Reserve members must Self-Monitor for the duration of their visit and follow the Household Gathering Limits. Out of province members can return to the community but MUST Register with the Fisher River General & Travel Hotline as there will be other restrictions, including isolating for 14 days.

» Use of Masks is still REQUIRED at all Public settings.

Please remember to follow the best practices when out & about even when in the community:

  • wearing a face mask in the public,
  • maintain Social distancing,
  • clean commonly touched surfaces,
  • frequently wash hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer,
  • avoid contact with sick individuals,
  • stay home if feeling sick, even if mild symptoms; and
  • limiting carpooling or travelling in vehicles other than your immediate household family members. If you must travel with individuals outside your immediate house, please wearing a mask.

If you begin to develop symptoms for more than 24 for hours, even if mild; please contact Fisher River Health Services.

SYMPTOMS – New onset of:

  • Fever > 38°C or subjective fever / chills
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat / hoarse voice
  • Shortness of Breath/Breathing Difficulties
  • Loss of Smell or Taste
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea for more than 24 hours


  • Runny nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Headache
  • Skin rash of unknown cause
  • Nausea or loss of appetite
  • Poor Feeding (if an Infant)

Please DO NOT travel if you do need to and please STAY HOME if you are feeling unwell. We all must do our part in protecting the community and these measures are to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Chief David Crate
Councillor Darrell Thaddeus
Councillor Joshua Sinclair
Councillor Carl Cochrane
Councillor Vince Crate

  • Fisher River Health Services oversees Isolation matters for those who are COVID-19 Positives and those named as Close Contacts.
  • Fisher River Cree Nation Security oversees Isolation matters regarding violations of Health & Safety Protocols and Restrictions.

If you develop symptoms or you are not sure if you should be tested, contact Fisher River Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 431.256.0395 between 8:30am – 4:30pm. For after hours you can contact Percy E. Moore Hospital at 204.372.8444 or Health Links – Info Santé is available for questions or medical concerns at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257. Or if you are needing to speak to someone regarding mental wellness, please contact the Rainbow House Wellness Centre 24 Hour Line a 431.256.0359.

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