OHSWEKEN — If you headed to Six Nations from a grey or red zone — don’t. That is the request from the Six Nations Emergency Control Group who issued a public statement this week, asking travellers to avoid visiting the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The ECG expresses concerns for community members, especially this time of year as many travellers from regions currently in red or grey zones may be planning a visit to Six Nations for cigarettes, gas and crafts” said the statement.
“Due to our community’s social determinants of health such as lack of clean drinking water, overcrowded housing and underlying health concerns to name a few, we are kindly asking travellers coming from communities with high transmission rates of COVID to please do not visit at this time.” Said Elected Chief Mark Hill.
The community was shut down for weeks in early 2020 as pandemic restrictions were put in place to guarantee community safety.