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SAGAMOK ANISHNAWBEK COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE ~ May 22, 2020
Posted: May 22, 2020

SAGAMOK ANISHNAWBEK

COVID-19 RESPONSE
UPDATE ~ May 22, 2020
 
 
 
Council decides to increase household travel to 2 passes per week
Surveys reveal overwhelming agreement with increase
Chief and Council met on Thursday, May 22 and made the decision to increase the number of essential travel passes per household each week from 1 pass to 2 passes, effective on Sunday, May 24 with the change in weekly travel cycles.
Starting on May 24, households will now be permitted out twice during the week. This first week, upon returning from a trip, vehicles will tear their paper pass in half and keep one half for themselves (to be eligible for a second trip during the week) and return the other half of the paper pass to the roadway checkpoint personnel.
Starting on May 31, households will now have 2 paper passes per week to use for the coming monthly period delivered to their doors on Friday, May 29.
In making its decision, Council considered the results of a hard paper survey of community households conducted this past weekend that revealed a very large majority of survey respondents agreed with the question put to them to increase the number of weekly essential household travel passes from 1 to 2.
A total of 119 completed surveys were returned revealing that 95% (112) agreed that the number of travel passes should increase to 2 per week while 5% (7) did not agree that they should be increased.
A number of comments were provided with the surveys, providing insight into the feedback of respondents. Those that agreed with the travel pass increase cited concerns with mental wellness and consderation for the uniqueness of different families, given their size and relative needs. Those that did not agree with the travel pass increase cited either continued concerns with safety and that they are comfortable with only one pass per week, while acknowledging different needs for different families.
Other comments provided guidance to consider as further lifting of restrictions are considered in response to the wind down of the current pandemic situation.
 
School Nutrition Program changes food hamper delivery dates
With a goal providing the freshest produce and other perishables, food hampers will now be delivered each Wednesday starting at 1:00pm
 
Spring Cleanup Postponed until mid-summer
Please be advised that this year’s spring cleanup will be postponed with the expectation that it will be scheduled for July.
 
Tilling on hold until early next week
 
The free tilling service offered to Sagamok community members has been delayed while work is done to repair equipment. The service is expected to resume next week.
 
 
Keep clear of emergency scenes and stay informed on Facebook
 
Please be reminded that during emergency situations involving fire or police service operations, it is important to stay away from the scene and allow personnel to perform their duties. The community’s first source of information during times of crisis or emergency is through the Members of Sagamok Anishnawbek Facebook group.
 
 
Event Cancellations over Pandemic Considerations
 
Please be advised that the folllowing community activities and celebrations have been cancelled for the coming months:
  • Sagamok Anishnawbek Annual Pow Wow (second weekend in July)
  • Sagamok Enjigbeshing Anishnaabemowin Language Camp (last week in July)
  • Sagamok Fall Walleye Classic (last weekend in September)
 
No open burning of grass but campfires allowed
 
Please be advised that open burn fires are not permitted in the Sagamok Anishnawbek community at this time. This includes all open burning of grass and woodland areas.
 
Please be advised that campfires are allowed at this time without a fire permit, provided that reasonable fire-safety precautions be taken, including:
  • Campfires must be contained in some manner, such as within a steel rim, bricks, stones, or within enclosed units, like a chiminea, fire bowl or burn barrel.
  • Campfires must not exceed 60 cm (width, length and height of flames).
  • Campfires must be attended, controlled and supervised at all times by a responsible adult (18 years or older) and must be completely extinguished before the campfire is vacated.
  • An appropriate extinguishing agent must be present at all times during the campfire and until the campfire is fully and completely extinguished.
  • Continuing to observe physical distancing by limiting fires to immediate household families with groups of no more than 5 individuals.
 
 
Have a safe and happy weekend
Remember to keep practicing physical distancing while being mindful of maintaining your social connections.
 
 
 
 
 
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