Please be advised that due to the recent spike in cases in our communities, the following amendments have been made to our local safety restrictions.
- Fisher River Cree Nation will be open for essential services (fuel/groceries/supplies) to our neighbouring communities of Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation, Peguis First Nation, Fisher Bay, Dallas and Red Rose.
- Extended family from neighbouring communities can come to visit their own family for the day only but keep within the family bubble, as well are not to travel around and visit other people in the community. Check Point Security will record all who comes into the community.
- Off Reserve members will be allowed to visit for the day only and the same procedures apply, call ahead. Please stay in the home you are visiting and DO NOT travel around. Check Point Security will be following up. The Fisher River General & Travel Questions Hotline is 431.256.004. Off-Reserve members are still not permitted to stop in Peguis First Nation or Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation, please come right through and do not stop anywhere in these communities when traveling to Fisher River. Households that off-reserve members visit must limit their movement around the community and are to self-monitor.
- Amendment of the Curfew will be 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, effective Sunday October 25, 2020 in respect for our neighboring community’s curfew.
Restrictions that remain in place:
We highly recommend our community members to not travel into the Orange Zones if not required; if you do, please do so for only essential purposes only (shopping & medical, no visiting) and for day travel only. When you do travel, please follow the best practices to prevent COVID-19 such as:
- 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
The Orange Zone covers The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and includes the City of Winnipeg and the following rural municipalities in other health regions:
- Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority: City of Selkirk, Town of Stonewall, Town of Teulon, RM of Rockwood, RM of Springfield, RM of St. Andrews, RM of St. Clements (including Birds Hill Provincial Park), RM of West St. Paul, RM of East St. Paul and the Village of Dunnottar.
- Southern Health – Santé Sud -Rural Municipality (RM) of Cartier, RM of Headingley, RM of Macdonald, RM of Ritchot, RM of St. François Xavier, RM of Taché and the Town of Niverville.
Once you return from traveling from Orange Zones, you will need to restrict your movement around the community and must self-monitor. 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
- 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
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- 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 to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Chief David Crate & Leadership
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 – 11:00pm. 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 204.256.0359