(Toronto, ON, April 1, 2021) Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald released the following statement urging all to stay home over the long weekend as COVID-19 cases rise:

“As Easter weekend is approaching and COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the Ontario region, I urge all citizens to stay home and stay vigilant while continuing to practice preventative measures to keep you, your families and communities safe,” said Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the many essential workers, First Nations citizens and leadership who have worked diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities. While most of our community members are receiving their first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines and collectively nearing the end of this pandemic, we must continue this momentum in following the public health guidelines that apply to your community and practice physical distancing to prevent further spread.

By avoiding non-essential travel and staying home, you can do your part to protect our Elders and other vulnerable people within our communities from COVID-19.”


Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald


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