As a result of yesterday’s quick response by Chief and Council and the Unified Command, the Listuguj Police Department now has a sufficient mandate to enforce quarantine and self-isolation directives in Listuguj. The LPD will be working closely with the Listuguj Community Health Services (LCHS) to ensure individuals respect quarantine and self-isolation orders.
As a self-determining nation, Listuguj maintains that we are the sole governing body within Listuguj Lands to enforce these directives.
In accordance with OIC #2549 (as amended), individuals who fail to respect the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government’s self-isolation and quarantine requirements can face enforcement measures.
Listuguj Self-Isolation and Quarantine Measures
The following self-isolation and quarantine measures will be enforced.
Self-isolation is a preventative measure to those who may have been exposed to the virus.
Self-Isolation is mandatory if:
- You OR a member of your household is awaiting COVID-19 test results.
- You OR a member of your household OR a guest staying in your household have come from a ‘Red Zone’ or high-risk area for non-medical or non-essential purposes and have stayed in that area for one or more nights. You are required to self-isolate for a duration of 14 days upon return to Listuguj.
- You OR a member of your household have COVID related symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, new loss of smell or taste, gastrointestinal symptoms, etc.). AND have been in contact with a person who recently tested positive for COVID.
Quarantine is ordered when someone or someone within your household has been tested and received a positive COVID test result.
Quarantine measures are mandatory if:
- You or a member of your household has obtained a positive result following a COVID-19 test. The household MUST follow direction of Quebec Public Health. Quebec Public Health will release the household when it is safe to do so.
Please note, additional precautions must be taken to prevent the spread of the virus in your household especially if individuals residing in your household are considered high-risk (e.g. diabetics, etc.).