The following restrictions were shared with MKO by the Barren Lands First Nation Chief Trina Halkett:
We need to remain cautious as we move from full community lockdown to the gradual implementation of fewer restrictions.
As a remote First Nations community, we have to gradually ease the restrictions due to the previous sharp rise in cases and also keeping in mind the differences in risk for the community members.
Each community member must take responsibility to keep our community safe.
Please continue to follow the fundamentals by washing your hands, maintaining a 2m distance, wearing a mask and sanitizing often.
Be cautious and do not jeopardize the health of another person due to your actions.
Community members and visitors will follow local guidelines with the advice of local public health guidance.
Emergency Coordinator Contact Information:
Email: [email protected]
Facebook Message – Brochet Emergency Response Page
Mayor Norma Cook Contact Information:
Email: [email protected]
Norma Cook: 204-323-2187
Mavis Cook: 204-323-2137
Masks are mandatory. Masks are mandatory in all public places.
Restrictions as of February 17, 2022
- Curfew will be in effect from 11 PM – 6AM
Band Office and Health Departments
- Band Office will reopen at 50% capacity on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
- Staff will work on a rotational basis
Travel – (This applies to all people travelling by snow machine or truck)
- The two winter road security will continue to monitor the winter road.
- Negative rapid tests need to be confirmed by Elianna or Norma. You can send the rapid test results through email or messenger.
- Upon return to the community, vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are required to provide daily rapid tests for 5 days. No self-isolation is required. Self-monitoring only. If you become symptomatic then call the nurse-in-charge. You can pick up a rapid test kit from Elianna.
- Non-community members entering the community must provide a negative PCR or negative rapid test.
- Community members that refuse to take the rapid test will be put into 10 day isolation period.
- Previously positive individual can show proof of positive test.
Perimeter – (1-888-501-7680)
- Upon return to the community, vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are required to provide daily rapid tests for 5 days.
- Passengers are only admitted to enter the building.
- When hunters return, they will provide a rapid test result on Day 1 and Day 5.
Isolation Requirements (If symptoms appear, please contact the Nurse in Charge)
- Case in contact regardless of vaccination status are to isolate for 10 days from the last day of exposure to a Covid case and self-monitor for a further four days.
- Contact in a household with a positive case do not start their 10 day countdown until all positive cases in the household are recovered.
Brochet School (204-323-2051)
- Brochet School will reopen at 50% capacity on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
- It is at the parent’s discretion if they want to send their child (ren) to school.
- Remote packaging will be provided for the students who are in isolation.
- Will remain open to the public (18+ years)
- No children allowed
- Maximum capacity of 10
Nursing Station (204-323-2120)
- Will continue permanently with appointment system. You can book with Jaimee at 204-323-2120
- Private indoor gatherings are limited to household members plus 2 additional people.
- Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 additional people plus the household.
- Local fish derbies are allowed; however, you must remain within your bubble and keep a 2m distance from people that are not from your household.
- Public Indoor gatherings that include one or more unvaccinated people are limited to 15 people.
- Religious services are limited to 15 people. Masks must be worn and 2m physical distancing.
Funerals and Weddings
- Contact Chief and Council and Mayor and Council for the restrictions and capacity limits.
- A warning will be given, then fines will be issued for violating restrictions.
*These restrictions will remain in place until February 27, 2022
Please be advised that if Covid-19 cases rise in our community more restrictions will be put in place. On the other hand, as cases decrease, we will move to fewer restrictions.