Updates to the Pandemic By-Law. Changes marked in yellow.
WHEREAS local wastewater samples indicate there is still moderate to high levels of COVID-19 in community.
WHEREAS the COVID 19 Virus is still active and continues to evolve across Ontario. We need to continue to protect the vulnerable and the un-vaccinated. The virus will continue to spread in our community a result of community members gathering without safety measures in place
Emergency Preventative Measures
1. The best defense against the virus is mask wearing, physical distancing and getting vaccinated (including both doses and boosters). To make an appointment with the Health Centre call 705.658.4220.
2. The Check Points located at the Docks and Barge Landing will be removed August 2, 2022
3. Masks and physical distancing are optional in all settings other than health care facilities or for health care professionals that provide in-home services to those deemed vulnerable such as Elders.
4. Each local organization and business shall review their internal mask wearing, physical distancing, and other preventative requirements to determine if such measures should be kept in place.
5. Funerals must ensure safety measures are implemented by the administrative leads of these gatherings. Funerals in Moose Factory shall be coordinated with the Acting Community Liaison Worker at Moose Cree First Nation or with Marilyn McLeod, Director of Health Services at MoCreebec or by church/individual designated by the family.
6. Any resident or non-resident with symptoms of COVID-19, must arrange for COVID-19 testing with the Moose Factory Health Centre by calling 705.658.4220; such individuals must self- isolate inside his or her residence until a negative test result is confirmed and guidance from the Moose Factory Health Centre is provided.
7. Any resident of Moose Factory Island that has been identified as a household high-risk exposure OR WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE, must contact the Health Centre upon return and enter into a 5-10 day isolation as per Moose Factory Public Health guidelines.
8. Isolation Units are available and will be considered on a case-by-case basis for those who live with vulnerable family members.
9. Non-residents of Moose Factory that must travel to Moose Factory to perform an essential service are to inform the Moose Factory PEOT of their impending arrival.
12. Any gatherings/programs/social events in community are to adhere to the organizational safety plans and policies and ensure public health safety measures are in place.
16. Community members that observe violations of the bylaw can make referrals to the Pandemic Restorative Justice Team by contacting the following:
Ryan Sutherland, Health & Safety Coordinator at ryan.sutherla[email protected] or mobile 705.336-8379 or 705-658-4619 ext. 228
17. As per Council Motion # 2022-04-088 passed on July 29, 2022 this bylaw will remain in force until August 31, 2022 unless that time period is extended or abridged by resolution of Council.
18. If a new by law is not released by this expiry date, this by law will remain in force until a new by law is released.