Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Information Update: COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Treaty 2 Territory – Tuesday, March 31, 2020, today we have no cases of COVID-19 in our Nations in the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory. Many of our Nations have restricted outside visitors to their Nations. Members of each Nation are asked to exercise self-isolation and not to travel out of their Nation for non-essential purposes.

There are now 103 cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba. There is 5 cases in Prairie Mountain Health region which is in the Territory and 1 reported death of COVID-19 in Manitoba. As of March 30th, 2020 there has been 8,550 tests for COVID-19 completed. Cases are travel related, members must continue to follow their Nation guidelines during the pandemic to avoid community-spread. Please continue to providing safe environments for each other. Here are some tips for members of the FNT2T:

  • Social isolate, avoid visits
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently
  • Cover your mouth if you have to cough or sneeze; sneeze into elbow or tissue but not into your bare hands, avoid rubbing your mouth and eyes.
  • Self quarantine if you think you’ve been exposed or exhibiting symptoms
  • Stay away from large gatherings, the maximum number of people recommended for gatherings is 10 people.
  • DO NOT expose our Elders or those with weakened immune systems, people with diabetes are vulnerable.
  • If you know someone that has travelled ask them to self quarantine and avoid spreading
  • International borders are shut down so we could heed this directive at the local level. Many of the Nations have began this process with their entry ways in to their Nation.
  • Social Distancing: protect yourself while out in public and maintain a distance of about 2 metres (6 feet) from others.

Schools across the Territory have been closed indefinitely.

Ochichakkosipi First Nation, Dauphin River First Nation, Skownan First Nation, and Ebb and Flow First Nation has restricted entry in to their Nations. Members are asked to refrain from outside travel. Check points have been set up in each of those Nations. All Nations are asking it’s members to avoid travel and remain in their Nations until further notice.

Please contact Health Links at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If you have a life-threatening emergency call 911. Stay Safe & Miigwetch!

Last modified: April 1, 2020

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