The Shoal Lake #39 community will move into a strict lockdown as of Friday at 6 p.m.

Chief, Council and the Emergency Preparedness Team of Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation, otherwise known as Shoal Lake #39, met today to discuss the growing amount of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, as well as the two confirmed cases in Shoal Lake #40 First Nation.

Effective as of 6 p.m. on November 20, the community will be moving into a Level 3 Lockdown. All community members are encouraged to stay within their own homes at this time to help protect the health and safety of the community.

Lockdown measures include:

- Community will be in complete lockdown. All offices will be closed, as well as David Kejick School.

- A community-wide curfew will be in effect between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day.

- Check Point operators will refuse entry to non-residents and increased screening measures will be introduced. Only emergency essential services will be allowed into the community.

- If you require health needs, contact the Health Team at 733-3318 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Weekend health needs can be reached at 807-464-1463.

Residents are asked to stock themselves with essential supplies ahead of Friday night. If you require emergency food assistance, you’re asked to contact Christina Mandamin, Vanessa Joyce or Charlene Councillor.

There is no time-line on how long the lockdown is expected to last.

For more information:
Second COVID case confirmed in Shoal Lake #40