OHSWEKEN — Six Nations of the Grand River has taken additional action Saturday to announce several closures in an effort to prevent COVID-19 spread in the community.
Effective immediately SNGR announced the closure of Six Nations Daycare Centres, Six Nations Bingo Hall and all community events until April 6th.
The council imposed a travel ban for all SNGR council members and employees.
All SNGR Parks and Recreation facilities are closed until April 6th: this includes Chiefswood Park, Gaylord Powless Arena and the Six Nations Sports and Cultural Memorial Grounds, Six Nations Community Hall, Dajoh Youth and Elders Centre.
SNGR also announced plans are in development for non-essential staff to work from home until April 6.
Iroquois Lodge announced Friday it was closing to visitors. Going forward SNGR will also implement health screenings for anyone entering any department that remains open.
In a statement Sunday, SNGR said they are encouraging all Six Nations members to practice social distancing by limiting exposure to large crowds and keeping a recommended one meter between people.
SNGR says traditional ceremonies are essential to the wellbeing of community members and say the recommendations do not impact those ceremonies, that they will continue to run as planned.
Ohsweken Public Health says anyone with shortness of breath, fever and cough should contact the Public Health Office at 519-445-2672 ahead of travelling to local hospitals in order to minimize the spread of the virus.
At this time there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Six Nations.