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Amended COVID-19 Security Measures | May 30 – 11:59pm June 12, 2021

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The Chief & Council have amended the current COVID-19 Security Measures beginning 10:00pm May 30, 2021 to 11:59pm June 12, 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

PDF: Security Measures until 1159pm June 12 2021

SECTION SECURITY MEASURES
Security ·       Checkpoints Continue

·       Curfew/Stay-at-Home Order is 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).

 

·       An additional Checkpoint will be established during the Curfew hours (10:00pm-6:00am) at community boundary near Fisher Bay.

 

·       Commercial Fishers will be exempt due to the various fishing hours.

Gatherings & Visitation ·       Two (2) designated individuals (family or friends) to visit an indoor household under a ‘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.

·       Outdoor gatherings not permitted except for household members.

 

·       No indoor or outdoor gatherings on private 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.

·       Visitation from our neighboring communities will not be permitted unless married/common-law to a Fisher River resident or co-parenting agreements; or as a designated individual under the ‘rule of two’. Exception is made for essential service providers.

·       Off-Reserve Members can visit the Community under a ‘rule of two’ or as listed below, 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.

·       Funerals/Weddings – Up to 10 persons, other than the officiant and a photographer or videographer, may attend a wedding or funeral if the operator of the premises where the wedding or funeral takes place implements measures to ensure that all persons attending are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other persons at the wedding or funeral.

·       This section does not prevent a person from attending at the private residence of another person for any of the following purposes:

o   to provide health care, personal care or housekeeping services;

o   for a visit between a child and a parent or guardian who does not normally reside with that child;

o   to receive or provide child care;

o   to provide tutoring or other educational instruction;

o   to perform construction, renovations, repairs or maintenance;

o   to deliver items;

o   to respond to an emergency;

o   for the purpose of moving a person into or out of the residence.

 

Businesses, Retail & Personal Services ·       A retail business may open if the operator of the business;

·       limits the number of members of the public at the business the lesser of 10% of the usual capacity of the premises or 1 person if the usual capacity of the premises is less than 10 persons, or

·       implements measures to ensure that members of the public at the business are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public.

·       Restaurants to move to “take out only” and indoor dining is prohibited.

·       All spas and other businesses that provide personal services such as hairdressing, barbering, manicures, pedicures, electrolysis, cosmetic application, tanning or tattooing or massage services that are not administered by a health professional must be closed while these Orders are in effect.

·       Fisher River Gaming Centre is closed as per the provincial public health orders.

Travel ·       Travel remains open to the City of Winnipeg:

o   Provincial Public Health Orders are 1 Designated Shopper from the household allowed inside stores.

o   Overnights will be allowed but you MUST register with the Fisher River General & Travel Hotline before leaving.

o   Members who travel for Day Trips will 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.

·       Due to the rise in cases in the province, we strongly recommend that you do not travel out of the three communities unless it is essential.

Education & Child Care ·       Charles Sinclair School & Fisher River High School remain open as per their guidelines.

·       The WeeCare Child Care Centre remains open as per their guidelines.

Sports & Recreation ·       Persons may engage in any type of outdoor sporting or recreational activity, but they must not engage in an activity outside their immediate household.

·       No organized team games are permitted at an outdoor sporting facility.

·       All persons engaged in an outdoor sporting or recreational activity must maintain a separation of at least two metres from other participants.

·       Fisher River Fitness Centre will remain open to a maximum of 5 plus cleaner and staff.

Places of Worship ·       All community churches must close.

·       Church Leaders may conduct services at places of worship so that those services may be made available to the public over the Internet or through other remote means.

·       This Order does not prevent a church from conducting an outdoor religious service that complies with the requirements of the “Gatherings & Visitation” section such outdoor gathering or event which persons attend in a motor vehicle if all persons remain in their motor vehicle or stay immediately outside their vehicle in a manner that ensures that they are able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from other persons attending the gathering or event who arrived in another vehicle.

Use of Masks ·       A person who enters or remains in an indoor public place must wear a mask in a manner that covers their mouth, nose, and chin without gapping.

·       The operator of an indoor public place must ensure that every person who is not wearing a mask while in the indoor public place is given a reminder to do so as soon as practicable.

Fines ·       Current fines range from $298 for not wearing a mask in a public place to $1,296 for individuals failing to comply with emergency orders and $5,000 for corporations disobeying the rules. Fines double for repeat offenders.

 

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 wear a mask.

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

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

TWO OR MORE of:

  • 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

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ISOLATION CLARIFICATION:

  • 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 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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