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

May 11th, 2022

At this time, we have two active cases in the Community, with three people in isolation. 248 total have been resolved, with two deaths. 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.

Please note Wahsayskwahn Wabano, RPN (She/Her) will be covering for Maggie from May 12th, up to and including May 16th. She can be reached at during the hours of 9am – 5pm daily, at the following:

 

Cell: 519-282-6316

Email: Wahsayskwahn.wabano@sac-isc.gc.ca

COVID-19 Precautions and Restrictions

The MCFN Chief and Council have re-evaluated the decision not to follow the province in the lifting of health and safety measures in the Community, and will remain status quo with the current precautions in place. The reasoning is due to the number of active of cases in our Community and workplace, and the fact MCFN has a lower vaccination rate than the rest of the province– meaning less community members are protected.

As a reminder, the following precautions are in place for the MCFN:

  • 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.
  • Effective May 16th, we will be removing cohorts from the First Nation. To note, Ekwaamjigenang Children’s Centre will be able to combine classrooms for the purposes of ratio and Social and Health Services will be able to continue planning for summer programming.

 

May 6th, 2022 Vaccine Clinic

MCFN held their first 4th dose clinic on May 6th, and a total of 52 doses were administered. Miigwech to all who assisted with this successful clinic.

Household Isolation Periods

Please note that the MCFN Household Isolation timeframes have been updated. Effective immediately, household members of a positive case of COVID-19 do not have to self-isolate if they have no symptoms and:

  • They are 18 years of age and older and have received their COVID-19 vaccine booster
  • They are under 18 years of age and fully vaccinated.
  • They previously tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days (based on positive rapid antigen or molecular test).

As we approach another long weekend, we encourage everyone to take care and be mindful of the COVID-19 precautions, in order to keep you and your family safe. Miigwech for your patience with our programming as we navigate through COVID-19.

 

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.