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COVID-19 Updates

Updated COVID-19 Information for Morley, AB

as of September 20, 2021

There were NO new cases reported and 5 recoveries in the past 24 hr. There are 2 active cases in the community.

Stoney Health Services is reporting that the B.1.617 variant, also known as the ‘Delta variant’, has been identified in our community. The Delta variant is now the dominant strain in Alberta and in Morley. Delta spreads easily between people and may lead to more severe outcomes than other versions of COVID-19.

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community. It is recommended that everyone aged 12 years and older get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. Also, please continue to wear masks in indoor public places, even if you’re vaccinated.

Thank you to all community members who have been following the public health measures for Morley. Let’s continue to work together to flatten the curve.

Please follow the restrictions that took effect January 11, 2021 with the State of Emergency order.

  • No house to house visiting or gatherings of any kind
  • Curfew from 12am to 6am, except for work, health or emergency purposes
  • Stoney Tribal Chiefs, Council, Administrators, and staff are not to attend any type of service or gathering
  • As of January 12, on-nation funerals and wakes will no longer be allowed. Virtual funeral services are encouraged, and all remains must go from the funeral home to the burial site.

Penalties regarding isolation, quarantine, and gatherings will be enforced by authorities.

Read the “State of Local Emergency and Necessary Procedures – Stoney Nakoda Nation – January 11, 2021” for full details. Îsniyes

News

Aug. 26, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada – AB – Special Bulletin to First Nations Chiefs

Mar. 8, 2021 – Indigenous Services Canada – AB – Community Notice – Possible COVID-19 Spread After Several Community Events

State of Local Emergency and Necessary Procedures – Stoney Nakoda Nation

Jan.11 — An emergency exists within the First Nation of Stoney Nakoda due to the global pandemic of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Director of Emergency Management has been empowered to act on behalf of the Stoney Tribal Council.

The Director of Emergency Management in consultation with other members of the Incident Command Team have determined that a state of emergency exists within the Stoney Nakoda Nations of Morley, Big Horn and Eden Valley due to the unprecedented increase in Covid-19 positive cases. The Stoney Nakoda People will be at high risk of infection causing a potential loss of life as well as taxing the available local resources.

Stoney Tribal Council has declared a State of Local Emergency effective immediately. Read more….