Community Pandemic Response

The Chief and Council are doing everything they can to keep the community safe during the pandemic. Leadership is working with Grey Bruce Public Health, the Nawash Health Centre, and the Community Emergency Response Group, in setting policies aimed at protecting the health of all Neyaashiinigmiing residents.

We have at least one positive case of COVID-19 in Neyaashiinigmiing. There is no cause for alarm, but now, more than ever, the Council asks for the full cooperation of all residents in resisting the spread of COVID-19. Only your commitment to rigorously follow all pandemic protocols will keep the virus contained.

Neyaashiinigmiing is now in lockdown, with the rest of the Province of Ontario. Please shelter in your primary residence, and avoid taking unnecessary trips outside your home. Out of respect for the health of the community, all non-residents, including members, are asked to refrain from visiting Neyaashiinigmiing at this time. Only residents and essential staff and services are authorized to enter the community.

We regret that non-essential Band programs will remain closed until January 28th, 2021. This schedule is being reassessed weekly. While the current plan is to remain closed until January 28th, if the situation improves programs may re-open sooner. Staff and clients are urged to check our website often for service updates.

Our community of Neyaashiinigmiing is particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus! Protect your relations, friends and neighbours:

  • Wear a mask outside your home.
  • Watch your distance. Stay at least 2 meters from people that you don’t live with.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

Important Note: Neyaashiinigmiing small businesses must also stringently follow the safety guidelines. Staff and clients must wear facemasks at all times when indoors and maintain physical distance, if possible.

Even with safe and effective vaccines are on the horizon, this remains a very difficult time, but together we will get through this. We encourage residents and members to remain calm, and adhere to health and safety protocols. We are grateful for your continued incredible patience and strength.


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