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Amended & Reinstated COVID-19 Security Health Measures

todayDecember 30, 2021 572

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Due to the current Outbreak in the community; the Chief & Council have reinstated several Security Health Measures until further notice as of 6:00am December 31, 2021.

Reminder to our residents; the Chief & Council under the State of Emergency By-Law have to authority to issue Security Health Measures that protect the members of Fisher River Cree Nation; regardless of what the province has in place.

**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
Security ·       Curfew/Stay-at-Home Order is 12:00am – 6:00am (7 days a week), which means access into the community 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).


Personal/Private Gatherings & Visitation ·       Private indoor gatherings/visitations will not be permitted at this time (exception made for Co-Parenting & Childcare arrangements).

Household Gatherings & are 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 will not be permitted.

·       Off-Reserve Members will NOT be permitted On-Reserve at this time (ICFS Visits will be pre-screened before coming into the community). Employees will be exempt from this order.

·       The community remains open for our neighboring communities to access essential services (Groceries, Pharmacy, Etc.)


Cultural and Religious Gatherings


·       There will be no Community/Cultural & Religious Gatherings at this time.

·       Funerals/Weddings – Open to 10 participants for Indoor (if venue has the capacity to hold)/outdoor ceremonies, 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 open to 50%.

·       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 closed until further notice.

Travel ·       Travel to the City of Winnipeg & anywhere outside the community is restricted to essential Travel ONLY (Medial Appointments, Groceries):

o   Members who travel for Day Trips will have to register with the Travel Hotline – 431.256.0041

o   1 Designated Shopper is recommended.

·       Overnights will NOT be allowed anywhere outside of the Community.

Education & Child Care ·       Charles Sinclair School & Fisher River High School, remains open as per their guidelines (Subject to Change).

·       The WeeCare Child Care Centre remains open as per their guidelines (Subject to Change).

Sports & Recreation ·       All Sports & Recreation activities will NOT be permitted at this time.
·       Fisher River Fitness Centre will be CLOSED at this time.
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.
Isolation ·       All residents & households who are contacted by Health Services and are instructed to Isolate is mandatory, regardless of Vaccination status. Anyone caught breaking Isolation Orders will be subject to fines.

 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 Hillary Murdock
Councillor Cory Murdock
Councillor Carl Cochrane



  • 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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Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.