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June 29 Public Update

June 29, 2021
Summary

At this time, travellers who have received their 2 doses of vaccine do not have to self-isolate when they return to the community, even if they are returning from an area of risk such as Montreal. You will be required to show your proof of vaccination when you travel. 

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Vaccination 

Last week, 161 people received their second dose of vaccine. About half of all people in Eeyou Istchee are now fully vaccinated with 2 doses. Vaccination is available in every community for people 12 and over. Check the website creehealth.org or call your local CMC to find out when and where to get vaccinated. 

  • Youth aged 12 and 13 will require parent or guardian consent to get the Pfizer vaccine. 
  • Youth aged 14 to 17 can decide on their own. 

Travel 

At this time, travellers who have received their 2 doses of vaccine do not have to self-isolate when they return to the community, even if they are returning from an area of risk such as Montreal. You will be required to show your proof of vaccination when you travel.  

Mandatory self-isolation is still required for people returning from an area of risk who are not vaccinated or who only received 1 dose. The updated map of areas of risk can be found on the website: cngov.ca and the CNG Facebook page. If you are travelling with family members who are not fully vaccinated with 2 doses, talk to the staff at your community gate about isolation requirements. 

Testing 

This week the Cree Health Board introduced gargle testing for anyone who needs to be tested for COVID-19. Gargle testing involves spitting in a cup, so it is an easy and fast way to get tested. If Public Health calls you to get tested, please do so. Thanks for doing your part to keep our communities safe.  

Gatherings 

There are still restrictions on gatherings in our communities. Indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people, and outdoor gatherings are limited to 150 people. In most other parts of Quebec, the limit is 10 people or 3 households indoors and 20 people or 3 households outdoors.  

Conclusion 

We would like to thank everyone for their continued cooperation in protecting our communities. We are doing well, but we must continue to be careful and follow precautionary measures in place wherever we are. COVID variants continue to circulate and we need to keep going until we beat this virus.  

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