Due to the recent outbreak of cases of COVID-19 in the community, Leadership has made the decision to move forward with a Travel Ban. Along with the establishment of these measures, a curfew will also begin. Fisher River Cree Nation is still in a State of Emergency which began on March 26, 2020 and enables Leadership to implement measures to protect the members of the community.
Implementation of the security measures will begin at 12:00am Tuesday October 6, 2020 and will last for a duration of 2 weeks (October 20, 2020) and will be evaluated to determine if an extension is needed.
Please see the details below:
Members & Residents are required to travel no further than to these locations below for Essentials Purposes ONLY (groceries and medical). Your mileage will be recorded when leaving and coming back to the community to ensure you are within the mileage of the areas listed below.
- Fisher Branch
If your mileage is substantially further than the mileage it takes to travel to these listed locations, you will be subject to the 14 day Self-Isolation where you must stay at your place of residence during that time.
As per provincial restrictions, travel north of the 53rd parallel is not permitted.
Individuals who have medical appointments outside the communities are to call Health Services for a letter of confirmation.
We also recommend members/residents to wear a mask and take proper safety measures when leaving the community for essential travel.
OFF RESERVE MEMBER ACCESS & OUTSIDE VISITORS
Non-residents will not be allowed to enter unless they deemed essential; this unfortunately goes for our Off-Reserve Membership at this time and includes Post-Secondary and those who reside outside the community for employment purposes.
Residing residents of Peguis First Nation & Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation, along with Dallas/Redrose, Fisher Bay and Harwill will be allowed to enter/exit Fisher River Cree Nation for goods & services and to visit within their family bubbles.
A curfew of 12:00am – 6:00am will also begin. Check points will be CLOSED and there will be NO ACCESS IN OR OUT of Fisher River Cree Nation between these hours. Peguis First Nation have also issued such Curfew where all Checkpoints and Access IN AND OUT will be CLOSED.
Essential Service providers such as Bell MTS, Manitoba Hydro, Emergency personnel will not be affected.
As a result of this change, indoor and outdoor public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people and is recommended that you visit within your family bubble. This limit is in effect for all funerals, weddings, etc.
We thank our membership & residents for their cooperation as these measures are to ensure the safety of the community and to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we will continue to update members as we move forward.
For more information, please call the Fisher River Cree Nation COVID-19 General & Travel Questions Hotline at 431.256.0041.
Chief David Crate and Leadership
EXAMPLE OF CHECK POINT QUESTIONNAIRE