Woodland Cree First Nation on Lockdown

The Woodland Cree First Nation has decided to lock down the community in response to COVID-19.

As of 6:00 pm on Monday, Chief and Council announced that no one would be allowed in, or out of Cadotte Lake, Golden Lake and Marten Lake.

“It is mandatory to stay home, and self-isolate to protect our elders and sickly,” says Woodland Cree Chief, Isaac Laboucan-Avirom. “The COVID-19 virus is not something to take lightly.”

Laboucan-Avirom also says there will be road monitors on patrol to make sure the lockdown is being enforced.

Anyone who is looking to return to the community needs to get in touch with Director of Emergency Management, Marilyn Rudd.

The band office is closed to the public but staff members are on-hand to answer questions by telephone and e-mail.

The phone number is 780-629-3803.

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