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Task Force Clarifies Directive on Gatherings in the Home


The Kahnawà:ke COVID-19 Task Force wishes to clarify one point in the Directive which goes into effect at 11:59pm tonight, Friday, October 9th.

Gatherings in private residences will be prohibited and only those who are part of the household should be in the home, as this is an area of high risk. Please note that there are provisions to safely visit elders, such as outside or through a window, as we had seen in the earlier part of the pandemic. However, we must remind the community that all guidelines (hygiene, distance and masks), should be followed at all times and our elders are the most vulnerable. We have a responsibility to protect them.

Please note that those providing care or assistance to someone in need are exempt from this Directive providing they follow all safety guidelines. Also, at this time, pool services, home repairs and construction are still permitted, though that may change at a future date.

The situation in and around Kahnawake continues to be assessed on an ongoing basis. If required, additional measures as outlined in the RED alert level may be implemented. 

The Task Force wishes to remind Kahnawa’kehró:non of their personal responsibility to follow the measures and guidelines to protect themselves, their family, and fellow community members.

Distance, Frequent Hand Washing and Masks.

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