December 29th, 2021
The Administrative Office closure will be extended to January 17th. Essential services will continue to be provided to the COTTFN community. If you are accessing services on-site, full PPE is now required. You should be double-masking or wearing a N95 mask, if available.
A decision has also been made for the Early Years centre to remain closed until this time (Jan 17). All COTT families with children aged 0-6yrs are encouraged to join the Enji Maajtaawaad EarlyON (Facebook page) to participate in some virtual healthy childhood development activities.
The Omicron variant is highly contagious and needs to be taken seriously. First Nations are more high risk than any other Canadian population: more chronic conditions, overcrowding, and vaccination levels must all be taken into consideration. If an elderly person catches the virus, they can have serious repercussions, and can end up in the hospital or worse.
Symptoms for Omicron are slightly different than for the Delta variant: they are like a cold. Symptoms can include sore, scratchy throat, cough, runny nose, fever, and feeling exceptionally tired.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS: Isolate IMMEDIATELY and call the Health Centre at (519) 289-5641 on Tuesdays or Thursdays to book an appointment to get tested.
All COTTFN members are advised to stay within their social bubbles! Stay home if you can and only go out for essentials. If you MUST go out, DOUBLE-MASK or wear an N95!
Water will continue to be supplied to the community as long as we are under a boil-water advisory. Water will continue to be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays to homes on the Chippewa waterline. Surgical masks and other PPE will commence with next week’s deliveries. If we missed you and you need water, please either call the band office at 519-289-5555 and leave a message – OR – text 519-512-9964 and we will get you on the delivery list!