Statement from the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation On COVID-19

March 23rd , 2022

 

At this time, we have 17 active cases in the Community, 6 of these cases are students at Lloyd S. King Elementary School. Contact tracing has been completed with all of these cases and anyone who would be deemed a close contact, is isolating. The safety and well-being of all students and the overall community are of the utmost importance, and we will continue to keep you advised of confirmed cases and self-monitoring needs.

Please inform our Community Health Nurse Maggie Copeland, if you have tested positive on a rapid test. Maggie can be reached at 905-516-7300 from 8 am – 8pm. During the period of March 24th to March 30th, please contact Sierra Land, at 613-447-7360.

For parents of LSK and ECC students, please ensure that your updated contact information is on file. In the event your child becomes symptomatic at school and is required to be picked up, you will receive a follow-up call from our Community Health Unit.

COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions

The MCFN Chief and Council will not be following the province in the lifting of health and safety measures in the Community. The reasoning is due to the number of active of cases in our Community, and the fact MCFN has a lower vaccination rate than the rest of the province– meaning less community members are protected. As such, the following measures remain in place until at least April 4, 2022, where a re-evaluation will take place:

  • All Masking & PPE requirements remain, meaning masks are required in all MCFN buildings.
  • The MCFN Vaccination Policy will remain, meaning that weekly rapid testing for non-vaccinated staff members will still be required.
  • All MCFN departments will continue with COVID-19 screening prior to entering any building.
  • LSK will continue to operate in cohorts.
  • The MCFN gym will continue to be by appointment only, with a maximum of six people.
  • Isolation requirements and periods remain the same.

 

Miigwech for your patience with our programming as we navigate through COVID-19. We look forward to seeing everyone again, as we safely and cautiously increase our services.