Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – Due to and increase in COVID-19 cases in the community, Peguis Public Health is reminding members about local safety restrictions and recommendations. These safety measures are in place until NOVEMBER 5, 2020 to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. We need everyone’s support.
Our goal, is to “flatten the curve”. By preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we give our Healthcare frontline workers time for contact tracing and identifying possible cases.
- Please refrain from posting on Facebook about COVID-19 related posts as they can cause panic and stress.
- All employees are recommended to stay within their “work bubble”. Please adjust your office procedures to reduce interaction with fellow employees in the community.
- Only “Essential Medical Travel” outside of the community, until further notice.
- Members residing in Peguis First Nation are encouraged to travel no further than Selkirk, Gimli, Riverton, Arborg, Ashern, Fisher Branch for shopping.
- No Visiting at this time, including family get togethers.
- Stay home when you are feeling sick
RESTRICTIONS in place until NOVEMBER 5, 2020, including:
- Check Point Curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily, access through Check Points will be closed. Effective Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 9:00 p.m.
- Face Masks are required to be worn in all public settings, work places and businesses.
- No gatherings of 5 or more people allowed indoors and outdoors
- Reduce visiting within the communities, families are requested to stay within their “bubble”.
- Designate one (1) individual from each household to do shopping and errands.
Members are recommended not to travel to Provincial Restricted “Orange” Areas or Hot Spots identified in Manitoba. These include the: City of Winnipeg, Town of Stonewall, Rural Municipality (RM) of Cartier, RM of Headingley, RM of Macdonald, RM of Ritchot, RM of Rockwood (Teulon, Stonewall and Stony Mountain), RM of Rosser, RM of Springfield, RM of St. Andrews (Clandeboye, Petersfield, and Lockport), RM of St. Clements (Beaconia, East Selkirk, Grand Marais, Libau, Lockport, Scanterbury, and Thalberg), RM of St. François Xavier, RM of Taché, RM of West St. Paul, RM of East St. Paul, Town of Niverville; and Village of Dunnottar.
Provincial Restricted “Orange” Areas or Hot Spots will remain in place for a minimum of 4 weeks (two incubation periods of the virus), beginning September 28, 2020. New safety measures in place in Restricted “Orange” Areas or Hot Spots are:
- Masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places in these communities.
- All private and public gatherings will be restricted to 5 people both indoors and outdoors.
Further direction or additional restrictions may be put in place by Peguis Public Health at any time.
Peguis Public Health