Updated May 7, 2020
Vulnerable and High-Risk Individuals
- Vulnerable individuals, such as seniors and those with underlying health conditions, should continue to exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures, such as public outings.
Curfew (For those 18 years and under):
- A Notice of Curfew was implemented and began March 24th.
- This is to decrease the amount of travel amongst residents in order to decrease community transmission of infection.
- Effective immediately, large gatherings are to be discontinued. This includes bingos, Cree classes and round dances, etc.
Limited Travel Advisory (For everyone):
- Everyone is advised to limit their travel to and from the city in order to decrease community transmission of infection.
- Please only consider travel for essential errands (groceries, medication, doctor appts.).
Border Patrol Task Plan
- Border Patrol Task 1 was implemented beginning evening of March 26th.
- Patrol to deny entry of non-residents & non-band members with the exception of essential staff and providers.
- Monitor traffic flow & remind residents of risks, to mitigate the risk of infection spread, promote non-essential travel, promote social distancing and flatten the “curve”.
Cleaning Care Packages
- Cleaning Care Packages delivered to each household on reserve the week of April 12th.
- Regina urban members will receive a cleaning care package early next week. One package per household.
Facilities, Programs and Services Updates:
The operations of Piapot adheres to the COVID – 19 response guidelines set in place by the province. This includes:
- General Workplace information
- Cleaning, Disinfection and Personal Protective Equipment
- Worker Health/ Preventative Measures
For more information: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/re-open-saskatchewan-plan/covid-19-workplace-information
- Reduced hours for essential staff. Staff are required to follow COVID – 19 General Workplace Information guidelines.
- Housing/Septic/Water Inquiries: Ashley Lavallee (306) 540-3923
- Public Works/Roads/Infrastructure: Lorne Rockthunder (639) 999-7086
- Social Assistance: Donna Mantee (306) 551-1336
- QBOW: On-Call (306) 332-7939
- For all other inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Treatment Plant:
- Hours have been changed to 8:30 am – 4:30 pm every day of the week.
- Water pail fill controls will be disinfected frequently.
- Members will be required to sanitize their water jugs with bleach regularly.
- Water Treatment Plant Security – Implemented March 22, 2020. Security personnel will be stationed at the entrance driveway of the WTP to keep track of traffic and deter off-reserve residents from coming to get water. Purpose is to mitigate the risk/or spread of the virus from outside carriers and decrease community transmission of infection.
Piapot First Nation Health:
- Rotating schedules developed for essential staff. Staff are required to follow COVID – 19 General Workplace Information guidelines.
- Information packages were developed and provided to Elders 65+, this includes the color-coded signage to use to indicate communication and to be viewed externally.
- Home Care – Foot care on Fridays by appointment only.
- Good Food Boxes – Provided to on-reserve Elders (65+) twice a month.
- Pre/Post-Natal – Program has resumed with Dr. Robertson twice a month.
- Milk Program – Program sill being offered once a week.
- Dr. Robertson is offering a virtual clinic on Facebook and regular clinic.
- Regular contesting, including “Mother’s Day” and “Cleanest Yard”
Chief Payepot School
- Re-Open Plan – Staff will be back at the school planning for the up-coming school year while following the COVID – 19 General Workplace Information guidelines. Planning consists of the following and looking at different options:
- Rotational student cycle
- Virtual classrooms
- Re-arrangement of floor plans
- Family Engagement – School continues to conduct social media interactions with students; for example: Spirit Week, Elder Prayers and Songs and is posted on the School Facebook page.
- Lunch Program – Chief Payepot School will continue to provide food packages for families who usually would been offered lunch while at Chief Payepot School and Daycare & HeadStart. Last food package distribution will be June 18th, 2020.
- Garden Program – Chief Payepot School will provide raised gardens, soil and seeds and will incorporate learning from home, life skills and responsibility.
Daycare & Headstart
- Re-Open Plan – Staff are planning for re-opening at later date while following the COVID – 19 General Workplace Information guidelines. Planning consists of the following and looking at different options:
- Screen time learning & games for the children
- Re-arrangement of floor plans
- Rotational schedules
- Lunch Program – Distributed through Chief Payepot School, Daycare & HeadStart will continue to provide food packages for families who usually would been offered lunch while at Daycare & HeadStart. Last food package distribution will be June 18th, 2020.
- Garden Program – Distributed through Chief Payepot School, Daycare & HeadStart will provide raised gardens, soil and seeds and will incorporate learning from home, life skills and responsibility.
- Continually provide communications.
- Video updates from Chief Jeremy Fourhorns, currently at 4 video updates. To see videos, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Re-Opening of Phases
- Measures will be in place for each phase:
- Individuals will continue working from home if they can do so effectively.
- Physical distancing must be maintained, wherever possible.
- Individuals must stay at home when they are sick.
- Personal hygiene will continue to be a key prevention measure.
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfection will take place in the workplaces, band hall, water treatment plant, school, health centre and other public spaces.
- Although the public health order regarding the size of gatherings does not apply to businesses and workplaces, they are expected to follow the recommended public health measures, including:
- physical distancing for staff and clients;
- regular cleaning and disinfection;
- frequent handwashing and sanitizing;
- use of PPE where available and appropriate; and
- keeping staff who demonstrate or report COVID-19 symptoms out of the workplace.
- Re-opening of Border Security – May 14, 2020
- Departments are in the planning stages for re-opening
- Signage will go up as reminders for taking continued pre-cautions for COVID-19
- Continued communication reminders for taking continued pre-cautions for COVID-19 will be posted on our Facebook and Website
- Hazzard Assessment will be conducted
- Implement Exposure Control Plans
- Details to come