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NOTICE: TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS (SUDBURY) July 30, 2020
Posted: Jul 31, 2020

NOTICE: TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS (SUDBURY)

July 30, 2020


 

 

Restrictions on travel from Sudbury Reinstated

Be advised that Sagamok Chief and Council decided today in an emergency meeting to reinstate travel restrictions on traffic entering the Sagamok community coming from the City of Sudbury. 

The decision comes at the recommendation of the Sagamok Anishnawbek Emergency Operations Control Group (E.O.C.G.) after considering the risks associated with the recent rise in active COVID-19 case numbers reported by Sudbury and District Public Health Unit with 19 active current cases. 

 

Effective 5:00pm today (Thursday, July 30, 2020), travel to Sudbury is restricted to those attending essential services only, including medical and health appointments.

 

Please note that those travelling to Sudbury to attend essential services are asked to exercise all recommended precautions to help prevent the spread of illnesses like COVID-19. 

All traffic entering into the Sagamok community will continue to be screened at the road access checkpoint and travelers will be asked the standard COVID-19 symptom questions as well as where they are coming from. 

For community members and residents living in the Sagamok (and for off-reserve members coming home to the Sagamok community)

If you travel to Sudbury for purposes that are not related to attending essential services, upon your reentry into the Sagamok community road access checkpoint, you will be required to produce a COVID-19 test report indicating a negative result for the virus upon arrival at the road access checkpoint and you will either enter the community but placed under self-isolation requirements

¨ for a period of at least 14 days    OR

¨ until a second test report indicating a negative result for the virus after 5 days of your entry into the Sagamok community

For visitors to the Sagamok Anishnawbek community, such as campers and shoppers

Sagamok is now closed to visitors from Sudbury.  If you live in Sudbury and you will not be permitted entry into the Sagamok community for any purpose. 

This means that if  your home is in Sudbury and you are,

· a camper currently here in the Sagamok community at the time of this notice:   If you decide to leave the community to return to your home, you will be denied reentry into the Sagamok community until this travel restriction is lifted. 

· a visitor attempting to access one of our community businesses for shopping purposes:  You will not be permitted entry into the Sagamok community.  

Be advised that entry will be permitted for essential service providers, including, but not limited to: Health professionals and practitioners (nurses, doctors, PSWs, RPNs), Deliveries of food, pharmaceutical, fuel, registered couriers, hardware and building supplies, utilities (like Hydro One, Blue Wave, IT/Telecommunications), Essential workers of Sagamok Anishnawbek, designated caregivers who are not ordinarily a residents and anyone with written permission from Gimaa Nelson Toulouse.  

As always, community members and residents are to be thanked for their efforts in helping to keep the Sagamok community safe from COVID-19.  It is because of our people and our shared responsibility  to each other that we can continue to say that we have had zero cases of COVID-19 in our community. 

All community members and residents are encouraged to remain vigilant in being pandemic-mindful as they go about their lives and making smart decisions when traveling or going about their business in public spaces that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 into our community

 

Questions about travel restrictions into the Sagamok Anishnwabek community? 

Please email Tammy Manitowabi, Director of Operations at manitowabi_tammy@sagamok.ca