Return to Office Membership Update
Posted: Jan 31, 2022

In line with the phased public health re-opening issued recently by Algoma Public Health, Batchewana First Nation’s various operations will be following a similar phased approach (chart below) approved by Chief and Council on January 26, 2022.

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 BFN will begin with a “gradual return to office” commencing January 31st – February 21st. This will enable a cautious approach with the ability to consider all safety measures for both membership and staff.

 During the initial phase (January 31, 2022), essential services will continue to be offered by appointment only. Membership are asked to contact the department you are looking to access directly to set up a mutually agreed upon time to meet. Please clearly state your first and last name as well as your phone number when leaving a voice message.

 As Omicron continues to be transmitted in our area, we ask everyone to continue with Public Health measures to protect our vulnerable. Stay diligent, wash your hands, wear your masks, limit un-necessary trips outside of the household.

 If you are feeling like you “just have a cold”, please isolate to protect those who are most vulnerable (babies, children and Elders). You can contact the health centre for ID now molecular testing to help protect those around you. 

 As Batchewana First Nation is a high risk, vulnerable population, it is imperative that we make these difficult decisions in the best collective interest of all. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding, please stay safe and check in on your loved ones.