The AOKFN Pandemic Restrictions Model will be enforced, and stage designated by AOKFN Chief and Council when there is a global pandemic/epidemic announced and based on confirmed virus/disease cases within AOKFN and our region of Manitoulin (including to Espanola).
When any stage is designated, essential travel is advised solely for grocery stores, pharmacy, medical/dental appointments, and local (Manitoulin) businesses that are deemed essential to remain open. If an AOKFN community member or resident travels outside the boundaries of our region of Manitoulin (including to Espanola), the AOKFN community member(s) or resident(s) must mandatorily get tested upon return to AOKFN. The AOKFN community member(s) or resident(s) must self-isolate until test results are provided. Testing can be scheduled with our local health centres (Mnaamodzawin Health Services, Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, or Manitoulin Health Centre).
Any of the designated stages may be altered depending on the severity of the pandemic/epidemic announced by Health Canada. It is advised to follow safety protocols (social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands etc.) when any stage is designated for all AOKFN community members and residents.
If you see unsafe gatherings or activities during any stage designated, please do not approach anyone yourself, call the UCCMM Anishnaabe Police services dispatch centre at (705) 377-7135 or 9-1-1.