At this time, we have 0 active cases of COVID-19 the community. 28 total have been resolved, with 1 death. Over 60% of our community have received the Vaccine.
Vaccine
All Members are encouraged to forward their questions and concerns to the vaccine email at vaccine@mncfn.ca Please provide your contact info, phone number and email address. Community Health will follow up with you.
Individuals who have received their 1st and 2nd doses at the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) Vaccine Clinics can update their immunization record onto COVaxON by contacting their local Public Health Unit.
Please forward your request by email to vaccine@mncfn.ca and be sure to include;
• Full first and last name, date of birth, address and updated phone number
• Dates of vaccinations
• Health Card Number or Status Number
• Choice of
a) curbside pickup with a personal identification card (drivers license, status card, OHIP card),
b) permission and consent to receive information by email or
c) mail hard copy to a mailing address provided
Expect a response between 5-10 business days.
Please note, if you have received the Vaccine, you still must follow public health measures, which includes social distancing, masking, handwashing and staying within your own social bubble.
Precautions
Please note, the following precautions are in place for MCFN:
• Outdoor gatherings be permitted for up to 25 (twenty-five) people (masks mandatory if a distance of 2m cannot be maintained);
• Indoor social gatherings and organized public events be permitted with up to 5 (five) people (masks mandatory);
• Outdoor dining be permitted for up to 6 (six) people per table;
• Essential retail be permitted, with a capacity of 50% (fifty percent) (masks mandatory);
• Non-essential retail be permitted, with a capacity of 25% (twenty-five percent) (masks mandatory);
• Larger indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services with 25% (twenty-five) capacity limits (masks mandatory);
• Outdoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2m;
• Outdoor sports, fitness and personal training be permitted, with capacity limits (masks mandatory if a distance of 3m cannot be maintained);
• Personal Care services can resume, provided masks are able to be worn;
• MCFN in-person programming, will continue to be offered with COVID-19 enhanced precautions in place, which includes kit pick up for on and off reserve members;
• MCFN in-person programming will also include EarlyON (Ministry Approved) on reserve for MCFN families, once the IPAC policy is approved by Chief & Council;
• Foot care will continue;
• Immunization clinics that run on every Friday;
• Reflexology will begin;
• Personal care services will begin, where masks can be wore.
Council is permitting OPP to answer reports of violations of any of the above precautions in place.
Safety Measures
Please continue to take extra measures to prevent COVID-19 and the Variants of Concern from spreading in our community. This includes:
• Double masking, or wearing a single mask and a face shield;
• Practicing physical distancing of 2-metres when out of your home to get essential supplies;
• Continuing to wash your hands, and practice good hygiene.
MCFN Organizational Lockdown Extension
As a means of being proactive and keeping the staff, the organization and the community safe, Council has approved that MCFN will remain in operational services until August 30th, 2021. During this period, please note the following:
• External contractors will be permitted within MCFN buildings only with the approval of the Chief Operating Officer or designate;
• Necessary Social Health Services programming will continue, with enhanced COVID-19 precautions in place;
• LMR will be deemed essential for Community Wellness applications and on-reserve status cards;
• Payments to MCFN will continue to be made online or mailed in.
All offices will be manned by a Receptionist between the hours of 8:30 – 4:30. Please note, the phones will go to voice mail during the lunch period of 12:00-1:00.
If you require emergency assistance at this time relating to Social and Health Programs, you can contact their land line at 905-768-1181, and leave a voice mail at the applicable extension of the relevant party.
If you require emergency Administrative support, please contact Kerri L. King, Acting Chief Operating Officer / Executive Director of Operations at 289-527-0364.
If you require other information or supports, we encourage you to look to our website and social media for relevant contact numbers and resources.
Mental Health Supports
We understand the mental health impacts the on-going pandemic can have on our youth, and all of our members and we want you to know we are here for you.
Please see resources below:
• MCFN Mental Health Worker Faith Rivers: Faith.Rivers@mncfn.ca or 519-732-5768
• Haldimand Norfolk Reach Services: 519-587-2441 x 350
• Six Nations Crisis Line: 1-866-445-2204
• First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
• Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868, or text 686868
• Ontario Mental Health Help Line: 1-866-531-2600
Testing
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we are encouraging you to get tested. The results can be delivered to you in as quick as 24 hours.
Please contact the following Public Health Offices and follow their instructions:
• Haldimand Norfolk Public Health – 519-426-6170, ext. 9999
• Six Nations COVID-19 Assessment Centre – 1-855-977-7737 or 226-446-9909
• Brant County Public Health – 519-751-5818 or at covid.assessment@bchsys.org
Please note, the MCFN Community Health Office is not a Public Health Office, although it does assist with contact tracing and wellness checks for those who reside on MCFN.
The MCFN Chief and Council are responsible for making decisions that affect the Membership. If you have any concerns, please contact any member of the table.