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Travel to Eeyou Istchee from an Area of Risk: Requirements

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March 25 update from CBHSSJB Vice-Chair Christine Petawabano

People who travel to Eeyou Istchee from an Area of Risk must undergo mandatory testing and follow any Reduced Activity Protocol in place.

People travelling from Areas of Risk must check with their community’s local bulletin and PSOs for specific measures in place and testing options. 


How does mandatory testing work?

  • People must undergo COVID-19 test(s) on specific days before and after travelling from an Area of Risk. 
  • Testing can be done at the clinic (PCR), or by rapid test (at home or in the community). 
  • Public Health recommends that people who do a home test take a screenshot of their result as a record. 


Testing options are managed locally. People should check with their community’s bulletin and PSO for up-to-date information. 


What is the Reduced Activity Protocol?

  • Individuals may go outdoors but not to enter indoor public places 
  • Individuals with the authorization of their employer may go to work while wearing a mask and protective gear at all times when around others, according to working conditions and situation (i.e. clinic, construction site, office, etc.) 
  • Going to school is subject to Cree School Board protocols in place 
  • Refrain from visiting in the homes of others 
  • Do not attend indoor public or private gatherings 



Are you travelling from an Area of Risk? Answer the following questions to see what measures are in place. Please check with local bulletins and the PSO for specific measures and testing options. 

Deconfinement Management Plan: Mandatory Testing Protocol in Eeyou Istchee starting March 25, 2022

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