OHSWEKEN — Mandatory face masks are now required at all indoor spaces and services on Six Nations of the Grand River.
“This decision was based on Public Health guidance locally, nationally and globally – to reduce the risk of the spread of this virus,” confirms SNGR Elected Council Health Services Director Lori Davis Hill.
A few exceptions include children under the age of two, persons with medical conditions that make mask wearing difficult, those unable to put on a mask without assistance, businesses not open to the public that are able to physically distance in the workplace, and employees behind a physical barrier.
The Emergency Control Group made the recommendation to the Elected Council who adopted the change at Political Liaison Council meeting.
To implement the new rule, public education activities will be launched which will encourage residents and businesses to wear face coverings when in public spaces. Signs will also be erected on the borders of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, advising visitors to the community of the requirement to wear masks.
Community members looking to donate homemade masks please contact SNGR Public Works at 519-445-4242 during business hours from Monday to Friday 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
SNGR says the requirement will effective immediately up to August 30 when it will be reviewed and further decisions made.