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Community Roadway Checklist Station Services Protocol
Posted: Apr 16, 2020

Sagamok Anishnawbek

Community Readiness Plan

Community Roadway Checkpoint Station

Services Protocol

 

Whereas: Sagamok Anishnawbek Chief and Council assert our inherent sovereignty which emanates from our people, our culture and our Aboriginal rights, and as a natural corollary, hereby exercise our powers of self-government and self-determination as recognized and affirmed by Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982

Whereas: World Health Organization declared the Corona Virus a pandemic on Wednesday March 11, 2020. Sagamok Anishnawbek Emergency Control Group convened a meeting on March 11, 2020 to determine the next steps and act according to Sagamok Anishnawbek Community Emergency Readiness Plan.

Whereas: In response to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Sagamok Anishnawbek Chief and Council passed a Band Council Resolution declaring that there is limited access to all non-essential visitors to the community as a preventative measure for the spread of COVID-19.

Whereas: Sagamok Anishnawbek established a roadway checkpoint station with Sagamok Anishnawbek surveillance personnel as a 24 hour operation to monitor entrance and departure of members and residents of Sagamok Anishnawbek and to limit access to all non-essential visitors to the community.

Whereas: Sagamok Anishnawbek community roadway checkpoint station is supported by Chief and Council, Emergency Operations Control Group, and Anishinabek Police Service. Failure to abide by the Band Council Resolution may result in prosecution pursuant to applicable law. The Anishinabek Police Service is enforcing these measures to ensure the health and safety of all of its member communities during this extraordinary time.

Whereas: Sagamok Anishnawbek Declaration of State of Emergency and Travel Ban was issued by Chief and Council on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Whereas: Sagamok Anishnawbek recognizes and implements the Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services COVID-19 Screening Checklist to actively screen for potential risk of COVID-19 with everyone entering the community to ensure safety and wellbeing of Sagamok Anishnawbek Members and Residents.

Whereas: Sagamok Anishnawbek Surveillance Personnel will administer the screening checklist with the following questions:

  • Do you (or anyone in your household) have new/worse cough or shortness of breath?
  • Are you feeling feverish or have you had shakes or chills in the last 24 hours (>38 degrees Celsius)?
  • Have you traveled in the last 14 days internationally (including the United States)?
  • Have you traveled in the last 14 days within Canada’s areas affected by cases of COVID-19?
  • Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of someone with novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • Have you had close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has travelled internationally or within Canada’s areas affected by cases of COVID-19 within 14 days prior to their illness onset?

Whereas: if individual (s) answers NO to all questions, they have passed the screening and can enter the community.

Whereas: if the individual answers YES to any of the COVID-19 screening questions, Sagamok Anishnawbek Health Designate will be notified of the person’s name and residence and will contact the individual to advise them of further instructions.

Whereas: if the individual refuses to answer, then the individual cannot enter the community until the Sagamok Anishnawbek Health Designate has been notified of the person’s name and residence and is able to secure the required responses and provide further instructions.

Whereas: if the individual becomes upset, the onsite roadway checkpoint station senior supervisor will be contacted to immediately handle the situation.

 

 

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