Please continue to respect the NFN Travel Advisory that was issued November 13th and stay away from COVID hot spots. Avoiding non-essential travel protects Nipissing First Nation by helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
NFN is adapting the province’s COVID-19 response framework to better meet our specific needs and to help NFN remain safe in the green zone once the shutdown and stay-at-home orders are lifted on February 22nd (note: this date is subject to change based on the level of COVID-19 activity in our area, especially now that cases with Variants of Concern have been confirmed in our district).
NFN follows all public health recommendations, and Chief and Council are committed to undertaking additional measures required to keep our community safe.
Limit travel outside of your home to necessary trips such as going to work or school, attending medical appointments or getting groceries.
It is strongly advised to not travel outside of the district, especially to areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases or where the number of cases is surging, unless for emergencies or urgent medical appointments.
Anyone returning from outside of Canada either by air, sea or land must:
- Self-isolate for 14 days if they have COVID-19 symptoms
- Quarantine for 14 days if they have no COVID-19 symptoms (asymptomatic)
GATHERINGS & SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
- Limit social interactions to household members only, both indoors and outdoors. You should only have close contact with members of your household and stay 2 metres apart from everyone else.
- Indoor events and social gatherings are not permitted, except with members of the same household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone may consider having close contact with one other household.
If you see a large gathering taking place on NFN, please report it to the Anishinabek Police Service by calling 1-888-310-1122. The APS is enforcing gathering limits and quarantine orders. We must continue to do everything we can to keep NFN safe.
DO YOUR PART TO HELP REDUCE SPREAD
The greatest risk for spread of COVID-19 is close contact with another person. Reduce this risk by staying away from crowded and closed (indoor) spaces where people are gathered and continue to:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Sneeze and cough into your sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home and away from others if you are feeling sick, even if you have mild symptoms. If you have symptoms or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, get tested.
- Practice physical distancing – stay home as much as possible and limit outings, and stay at least two metres away from anyone you do not live with or is outside of your social circle.
- Wear a face covering where required or when physical distancing of two metres is not possible.
- Ensure you are keeping to the public and private gathering limits (indoor and outdoor).
- Download the COVID Alert App for free from the Apple and Google Play app stores. This new app lets users know if they may have been exposed to the virus.
COVID-19 STATUS IN THE NORTH BAY PARRY SOUND DISTRICT
Visit the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s website for updated information about status of cases in our region and other helpful resources.
Learn more about Ontario’s response framework and regional restrictions at covid-19.ontario.ca.
For more information, please call (705) 753-3312 and ask to speak to Kimberly Lalonde, Director of Health Services at ext. 2223 or to Carole Lafantaisie, Community Health Nurse at ext. 2257.
Please visit our website at nfn.ca/covid-19 for regular updates and links to helpful information.
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