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CAFN COVID-19 Bulletin 7: March 30, 2020

Message from the Chief

“You’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home.” (quote from Buddhist Boot Camp)

As Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) works diligently every day to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our Citizens and communities, we ask you to remember that we do this out of love.  We want to protect the lives of all our people, especially our Elders and most vulnerable.  This is Dän K’e – Our Way.

Council hears daily of Citizens who are not self-isolating after travel, teenagers who are ignoring social spacing rules and gathering in close spaces, and community members who are still visiting in their friends and neighbors homes.  This cannot continue.

We must all stay home to isolate and do all that we can to avoid bringing this virus to our friends and family.  We must act now to save lives.

Citizens and Community Members MUST:

Strictly follow all health directives by the governments of Yukon and Canada.

Today the Chief Medical Officer announced that we now have five (5) confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Yukon.

WE ALL MUST:

  • Self-isolate for 14 days if you or a member of your household have traveled outside the Yukon or Canada.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Keep a space of at least 2 metres from others, especially in public spaces.
  • Stay home. We strongly encourage you to stay home except for essential travel.
  • Reduce travel in and out of our rural communities. 

New Information for Citizens:

Need to make a rent or service payment to CAFN?

If you need to make a payment to CAFN for rent or services, Rita in Finance is available to accept your payments by Visa or Mastercard over the phone.  She is currently in the office Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.  Please phone (867) 634-4200 or 456-6888 during business hours.  You may also mail your rent payment by cheque to Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, PO Box 5310, Haines Junction, YT  Y01 1L0.

Tenants with questions may also contact Rental Housing Coordinator Lenette Graham at lgraham@cafn.ca or 634-4200.

CAFN continues to provide Essential Services including: Municipal and Property Services, Communications, Finance, Income Assistance, Community Wellness including Elders support and Community Care, and Chief and Council business.  All CAFN offices and public facilities remain closed to the public and all gatherings are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

What is the status of COVID-19 in the Yukon? Please visit Yukon.ca

What is the status of COVID-19 in Canada?  Please visit Canada.ca

Watch for news here:

COVID-19 bulletin (M-F) ·  CAFN.ca  ·  Champagne and Aishihik First Nations on FB  ·  E-mail

Door-to-door deliveries in CAFN communities  ·  Posted at community halls

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