MARCH 28, 2020
RE: COVID-19- EMERGENCY ROAD CHECK POINTS UPGRADED TO RESIDENTS ONLY
Peguis First Nation is now restricting access at Emergency Road Check Points to those members residing in the communities of Peguis First Nation, Fisher River Cree Nation, Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation, Dallas/Redrose, Fisher Bay and Harwill ONLY. These security measures are to reduce the risk and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community.
We have consulted with our surrounding First Nation communities and received their support in establishing these security measures. On, March 20, 2020, check points were set up at all roads entering Peguis First Nation lands.
Residing membership to these communities will be allowed to enter/exit. Manitoba Health asks that anyone who has travelled out of Province or has flu-like symptoms declare this and to go into self-isolation for 14 days. This is very important to notify Peguis Health Office if you are in self-isolation in order for us to monitor. We do have a lot of elders’ and vulnerable people in our communities we are trying to protect.
Non-residents will not be allowed to enter unless they deemed essential business for Nations and communities. Access to Lake St.George, Lake St.Andrews and surrounding areas has also been restricted. We also advise all suppliers and contractors to remain out of community if the work is deemed non-essential.
Check Points log the names of each individual entering the community, license plate numbers of the vehicles, the company they represent and a contact number of those entering the community. We will also be screening to determine their travel history internationally and provincially.
The locations of the check stops include:
– Poplar Lake Road at Johnny Beck’s
– West Harwill Road at Southwest Corner of Reserve Corner of Reserve
– John Watt Road
– Ashern Dike Road
– Old Ashern Road – PR 325W
– Mikinak’s West Road
– Hodgson side Road
– Cameron’s Road
– Provincial Highway 224
– Fish Road
– East Gravel pit Road (Municipal road at Shelly McCorrister’s)
Please contact Peguis First Nation Chief Glenn Hudson, Denise Bear – Public Health Nurse or Dean Cochrane – Emergency Coordinator on the details of this letter of content.
Chief Glenn Hudson and Council, Peguis First Nation
Cc: Chief David Crate, Fisher River Cree Nation
Chief Dave Traverse, Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation
Premier Brian Pallister, Province of Manitoba
Ron Schuler, Minister of Transportation
Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations
Stephen Traynor, RDG, ISC Manitoba Region
Shannon Pyziak, Reeve, RM of Fisher
Corpora l Gabriel Simard, RCMP, Fisher Branch Detachment