Six Nations Open for Business, visitors from high risk communities asked not to visit

The Six Nations COVID-19 Emergency Control Group is asking people from red or grey lockdown zones to reconsider any plan to shop at Six Nations.
“Due to our community’s social determinants of health, such as lack of clean drinking water, overcrowded housing and underlying health concerns, to name a few, we are kindly asking travellers coming from communities with high transmission rates of COVID-19 to please not visit at this time,” said elected Chief Mark Hill. Six Nations reported one active case of the virus Monday. No information was provided on where the contact was made or how transmission occurred. Unlike Six Nations, in off-reserve communities, statistics on contact, transmission, gender and age are all publically available. Six Nations has had 98 local confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic and one death related to the virus. To date Turtle Island News has learned COVID-19 cases here have been a result of Six Nations people leaving the community or internal transmission. The ECG has not indicated if there is any plan to discourage Six Nations people from leaving the community.
Hill said Six Nations is taking precautionary measures including launching a new COVID colour code alert system launched Dec., 1.
Six Nations residents are encouraged to shop locally and safer including curbside pickup and online ordering.
Six Nations businesses have invested in COVID-19 safety including installing barriers, using masks and sanitizers and window and curbside service.

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