4th COVID 19 UPDATE, April 9, 2020

To the Members of Henvey Inlet First Nation

It’s clear that the global COVID 19 pandemic does not discriminate and is a threat to everyone and is considered a matter of life and death. As your leaders, we take this very seriously, we meet every week to discuss, review and implement directives to provide for your health and safety.

  1. Restricted Access (Roadblocks) Pickerel R Rd. and Bekanon Rd.
    On April 1st at 7:00 a.m. security teams were in place to secure our borders 24/7. John Ramsey, Fire Chief is responsible for this, Randy Naveau Deputy FC has been delegated to coordinate shifts. For more information please contact John or Randy.

  2. Curfew – 9:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. daily
    Security is strictly enforcing curfew. Your understanding and cooperation during this time is appreciated. We feel this is necessary for the protection of our community. Emergency response vehicles are the only exception to this directive. In the event that our security teams are threatened in any manner, they’ve been instructed to call the OPP immediately.

  3. Continued Closure of Administration
    The Administration Office, Health Centre, Daycare, and Library, will remain closed with a new estimated date to reopen on May 4, 2020. Essential finance staff, and health staff, continue to work carrying out directives from Chief and Council.

  4. New Operating Hours of Gas Bar – (Closed to Public)
    New hours of operations are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

  5. Food Bank
    Food is available to those in receipt of OW, OAS, ODSP, or EI. Lyndy McQuabbie is responsible for this, next date for distribution is April 20, 2020.

  6. Education Update
    Parents of students attending Britt Public School and Parry Sound High School should contact Genevieve for information regarding continuing education.

  7. Cancellation of Future Gatherings
    Our annual Pow Wow scheduled for June 2020 is officially cancelled.

  8. Fire Ban
    Effective April 9, 2020 we have issued a Fire Ban affecting all community lands.

An individual’s actions affect us all. You may not think so, but this virus now is known to be transmitted by those who do not demonstrate any symptoms. For all our safety please stay home, if you absolutely need to go out, remember to “physically distance” yourself from others, practice good hygiene, wash your hands and return home immediately. We believe that this will reduce/slow the spread of this virus that poses risk to all ages. 

Please, we need everyone’s cooperation for all our safety.

Chief Wayne McQuabbie