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COVID-19

Amended COVID-19 Security Measures | December 21, 2021 – January 11, 2022

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The Chief & Council have amended the COVID-19 Security Measures effective 12:01am December 21, 2021 to 11:59pm January 11, 2022.

**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
SECTION SECURITY MEASURES
Personal/Private Gatherings & Visitation ·       Private indoor gatherings are limited to 10 additional people plus the household if all are fully vaccinated (youth aged 12 and under are exempt).

·       Private indoor gatherings are limited to five additional people plus the household if any of the individuals are eligible but unvaccinated (youth ages 12 and under are exempt).

 

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.

·       Un-Monitored Outdoor Public Gatherings: Up to 50 people permitted outdoors in public spaces (Parks, Ball Diamonds, Treaty Grounds, etc.). Please follow public health guidelines. (If coordinating an outdoor monitored event, please see “Sports & Recreation” section.)

·       Off-Reserve Members can visit the Community under the provisions stated above 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 provisions stated above.

o   Out of province members can return to the community but MUST Register with the Fisher River General & Travel Hotline; fully vaccinated members from out of province will not have to isolate. Members not fully vaccinated will be subject to the 14 day isolation period.

o   Please limit your travel within the community if coming from out of Province for 14 days upon arrival.

Community,

Cultural and Religious Gatherings

 

·       Indoors/Outdoors: Open to 150 participants for Indoor (if venue has the capacity to hold)/outdoor ceremonies, in addition to staff.

o   Indoor capacity limited to 50% if venue can’t accommodate 150 participants, in addition to photographer and officiants.

o   A safety protocol plan must be provided in advance to the event to Chief & Council and Health Services.

·       Funerals/Weddings – Open to 150 participants for Indoor (if venue has the capacity to hold)/outdoor ceremonies, in addition to photographer and officiants.

o   Indoor weddings and funerals capacity limited to 50% if venue can’t accommodate 150 participants, in addition to photographer and officiants.

o   A safety protocol plan must be provided in advance to the Funeral/Wedding to Chief & Council and Health Services.

Proof of vaccination is mandatory to attend any events in the Community.

Businesses, Retail & Personal Services  

·       Retail/Service businesses may open to full capacity at the discretion of the Management.

·       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, licensed premises and food courts are limited to 50 per cent capacity and are limited to seated service only with a maximum of 10 people per table.

·       Personal Services can open at 50 per cent capacity, appointments are no longer required.

·       Fisher River Gaming Centre is now open. Must be fully vaccinated to enter the building.

Travel ·       Travel remains open to the City of Winnipeg:

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.

·       Fully immunized Manitobans will now be able to travel between provinces without having to self-isolate for two weeks upon return with a new, secure immunization card that will be available to people two weeks after they have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

o   To be eligible to receive an immunization card, Manitobans must:

o   • have a Manitoba health card;

o   • have received two doses of a vaccine; and

o   • wait 10 days after getting the second dose of vaccine, so it can take full effect.

o   Manitobans may apply for the card using the new online portal at https://immunizationcard.manitoba.ca/

·       Individuals who are traveling to US/International are subject to the protocols in place by the Government of Canada/Manitoba

 

We highly recommend that our members DO NOT travel abroad at this time.

Education & Child Care ·       Charles Sinclair School & Fisher River High School, operating at full capacity as per their guidelines.

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

Sports & Recreation ·       If planning an event, a safety protocol plan must be provided in advance to event to Chief & Council and Health Services; all participants must be fully vaccinated.

·       Fisher River Fitness Centre can open to full capacity (at the discretion of management) if:

o   persons can produce proof of vaccination;

o   persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19;

Use of Masks ·       It is mandatory for 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; unless drinking or eating.

·       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 Hillary Murdock
Councillor Cory Murdock
Councillor Carl Cochrane

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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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