March 16, 2020 (5:50 p.m.) — The Chief and Council of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) takes the health and safety of our community very seriously. As many of you are aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving and governments at all levels have been taking action to minimize the transmission of the virus and potential impacts of its spread.
The LMG has taken a number of steps to protect the health and safety of our community. This includes the closing of the Alaqsitew Gitpu School, child care centers, and the postponement of community events and training until further notice. In addition to these measures, Council recently passed a motion at a duly-convened council meeting held March 16, 2020 to establish an Emergency Response Committee to help us lead a coordinated response to this rapidly evolving situation.
As the current situation develops, LMG Communications will work with the Emergency Response Committee to keep community members up-to-date and informed on any official LMG positions. Please note, all official positions of the LMG will be announced and shared through the Listuguj website and posted to our social media pages.
Chief and Council has adopted the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. It is comprised of eleven points that will allow the LMG to remain flexible, agile and responsive as the situation unfolds.
Chief and Council will be meeting tomorrow morning, March 17th, to discuss this matter further. We will inform the community by 2:00 p.m. of the actions that will be taken.