There is a state of emergency on the Moosomin First Nation due to COVID-19 and a temporary partial lockdown has been declared this week on the reserve.
The lockdown took effect Monday, Jan. 18, as an outbreak was declare on Moosomin reserve. The following restriction measures have been brought in:
Only residents and essential workers can enter — non-Band members are not allowed to travel through or visit.
Only essential travel is allowed through Moosomin borders.
A curfew is in effect from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
Moosomin and TLE residents are allowed to enter.
Urban reserve members are discouraged from visits and are being refused entry at this time.
On a related note, Moosomin First Nation Education Council Inc. has asked all staff to work from home as of Wednesday of this week.
The partial lockdown is meant to stop the spread of COVID-19 on Moosomin FN. There was a high of 31 COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 17, but declined as of Jan. 20 to 27 active cases on the reserve.