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FROM: Isaias Harper, Pandemic Coordinator
CC: Chief and Council

As of November 9, 2020, at 12:01AM, the Southern Health Sante Sud Region will be going into the Critical Level (Red Zone) under the Provincial Pandemic Response System. Long Plain First Nation is situated in the Southern Health Region and in response, The Long Plain First Nation will be implementing a LOCK DOWN for the Main Reserve and for the Keeshkeemaquah Reserve.

  • The Main Reserve will have most of the entry points into the community blocked and there will be rolling check points and security to eliminate traffic during curfew hours. Any non-essential visitors will not be allowed into the community. Exceptions will be made for funerals or wake services.
  • The 305 entry point will have 24-hour security presence taking names of all the occupants in the vehicle. License plate numbers will also be recorded.
  • The Keeshkeemaquah Reserve will be semi locked down on curfew during the hours of 11:00 PM to 6:00AM. There will be temporary barricades set up during those hours and security will be patrolling and monitoring.
  • The curfew that was reinstated on the main reserve on July 27, 2020 will remain the same. Curfew hours are from 11:00PM till 6:00AM. During this time, security will be patrolling and monitoring the community along with the Manitoba First Nations Police Services.
  • Emergency vehicles and Medical Transportation vehicles will be allowed in and out of the community during curfew hours. An exception will be made for emergency situations.
  • Anyone caught breaching curfew can be fined up to $1,296 per incident.
  • Anyone caught tampering the with barricades can be charged with mischief.
  • Anyone caught breaching curfew using an ATV (Quads) will have their ATV vehicle seized for 30 days and a fine may be imposed
  • All the entities may have limited access and reduced capacity with precautionary measures in place.
  • The 305 Gaming Center and the Keeshkeemaquah Conference and Gaming Center will be closed as of Monday, November 9, 2020.
  • The Long Plain School and the Head start Program will remain open with precautionary measures in place.
  • The Crossing Gas Bar, the Portage Gas bar and the Long Plain Store will remain open with their normal hours with precautionary measures in place.
  • Avoid visiting in other homes in order to protect our community members.
  • Continue practicing the fundamentals; wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, and wear your mask if you must leave your home.
  • Reusable cloth masks are available at the Health Center for Call the Health Center first before picking them up.

Please remember we all have a responsibility to protect ourselves, our families, and the community. Reduce your contacts by staying home and only leaving for essential services such as groceries, medications, and medical appointments. We are all in this together and we can all get through this together.

This will be reviewed for any changes to be made later in the week.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 204-870-2737.

Isaias Harper,
Pandemic Coordinator

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