Six Nations Mourns Fourteenth Community Member Lost to COVID-19
On October 20, 2021, Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council received confirmation from Ohsweken Public Health that a fourteenth community member has passed away due to COVID-19 complications.
Six Nations Elected Council are saddened to see another life lost to this virus, and send their sincere condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of this community member.
This is the first COVID-19 death on the territory reported in just over a month. A thirteenth community member was lost to COVID-19 on September 17, 2021.
Community members are reminded of the importance of getting tested and self-isolating as directed by healthcare professionals. Getting tested helps to give a more accurate picture of how many active cases there are on the territory, and self-isolating, especially when waiting for test results, prevents further spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow public health guidelines to do your part to protect our people.
We recognize that this pandemic has been difficult for many, but you are not alone. For anyone who is struggling and needs support, the Six Nations Mobile Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 519-445-2204 or toll-free at 1-866-445-2204.
If you think you may have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, if you are experiencing symptoms, or if you have been advised to get tested by a healthcare professional, please book a test at the Assessment Centre either online at www.sixnationscovid19.ca, or by phone at 1-855-977-7737 or 226-446-9909.
Six Nations members are also strongly encouraged to get vaccinated by booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at www.sixnationscovid19.ca, or by calling the Vaccine Call Center at 226-227-9288.