The Government of Québec has announced they will be changing the status of Region 10 – Nord-du-Québec from Yellow to Orange.
The change in status by the Government of Quebec
- does not affect the assessment of regions, travel restriction by the Cree Nation Leadership
- is not a sign of the region losing control as we have seen in other regions
It is the Region’s Public Health Department and Municipal being proactive to raise awareness of the local populations in Chibougamau and Chapais to do their part through limiting social contacts to keep COVID-19 from spreading within the region.
The change in status will also assist in making sure that the schools, public services and commercial establishments are even safer than they are now. It is important that parents and students follow the instructions that they receive from the educational institutions so that children can continue to enjoy a safe school experience.
The Cree Leadership and Public Health Authority are working closely with Region 10 and the moment that there is any threat to the Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee that would require a change in travel restrictions, Public Statements will be issued.