Thursday , 22 October 2020
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Onion Lake entering phase one of re-opening process

Business owners and employees in Onion Lake are returning to work.

The Onion Lake Cree Nation Council announced the community is entering the first phase of its re-opening process.

In a press release on Thursday, Onion Lake officials laid out guidelines for a safe return to work that will take effect on Monday, June 15.

Among the current social distancing guidelines in place in both Saskatchewan and Alberta, the OLCN is implementing the following guidelines:

  • Departments and businesses will open with 50% of the staff in the office at one time. Crews will alternate what days they work in their building.
  • All employees will have to take a COVID-19 test and test negative.
  • Offices are open to the public, but will be restricted to 1-2 visitors at a time depending on the appointment.
  • Clients who are sick or have symptoms will need to arrange phone or video appointments.
  • Teachers will continue working until the end of June.

Security officers will continue working at checkpoints in the area and collecting driver information.

OLCN is asking members of the community who are travelling to other cities or provinces to sell-monitor for symptoms.

Indoor gatherings are to have a maximum capacity of 15 people while outdoor gatherings are capped at 30.

Anyone in the community who requires COVID-19 testing or inquiries is asked to call the COVID-19 testing phone number at (306) 500-7260.



About Elliott Knopp

Elliott is a graduate from NAIT's Television Broadcast program. He has broadcast experience in football, basketball and hockey. He has spent nearly his entire life living in Edmonton, but has recently moved to Lloydminster for his career. He has an undying passion for CFL/NFL football, hot wings and Flaming Hot Cheetos. He loves playing fantasy football but has never won a championship.

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