A MESSAGE FROM CHIEF & COUNCIL – JULY 23, 2020

Aaniin Curve Lake,

We are letting you know that today, July 23rd, 2020 Curve Lake First Nation Chief and Council approved moving the community into Phase Two of resumption and revoked the Order of Council dated April 3, 2020. We have considered Phase Two as laid out in the community consultation which took place from June 12th to 17th on the gradual phased approach to community resumption along with all feedback we have received to date. If there is a shift in numbers in our region, the measures lifted may be re-implemented. The safety of the community is our number one priority.

The following changes will occur on July 24, 2020.

1) The checkpoint will be taken down. Curve Lake First Nation has been in Phase 1 of re-opening for 28-days as of July 17th, 2020.

* Please note that Curve Lake First Nation continues to be in a “State of Emergency”

2) The government buildings will remain closed as aligned with the Motion of Council to shut down.

3) The daycare and school re-openings will continue to be discussed.

4) Curve Lake public spaces remain open only to members, residents, and the immediate family of both. If you have concerns about someone who should not be using these spaces, please contact Anishinabek Police (888) 310-1122.

Curve Lake is still operating under a state of emergency and continues to abide by the Provincial restrictions on the number of people permitted to gather in a single place (in-door or out-door). Please refer to the provincial guidelines on gatherings for the numbers at any given time.

Reminder: Home is the safest place. Thank you to everyone who is consistently doing their part to keep the community safe.

Our Window Flag system remains in effect – please remember to place your flags in your window if you need assistance.

Chief Emily Whetung on behalf of Curve Lake Council

Jeffrey Jacobs, Sean Conway, Crystal Cummings, Laurie Hockaday, Deborah Jacobs, Nodin Knott, Arnold Taylor, Saga Williams