Covid-19 Related Directives 54 and 55: Lifted
Written by Paul Graif on January 26, 2021
The Kahnawà:ke COVID-19 Task Force is lifting Directive 54, the one that limited household visitations. As of this Friday, January 29th, household visits will once again be permitted. However, visitations will be limited to one household at a time and all safety measures must continue to be followed.
The lifting of Directive 54 is a direct result of the reduction of positive COVID-19 cases in Kahnawà:ke. While the efforts of the community resulted in the situation improving, it is vital to remain vigilant and continuing to follow all safety measures in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. The Task Force reminds all Kahnawa’kehró:non that lifting of these directives is conditional with the possibility of an increase in positive cases could see new restrictions or measures put back into place.
The Task Force has also announced that retail business operations will be permitted to resume on February 1, 2021, with the expiration of Directive 55. All establishments in town that are affected by this Directive must continue to close their operations by 7:30pm so long as the Quebec curfew remains in place.
This measure is meant to support the reduction in local hospital overcrowding, to help lower the overall impact of the pandemic and to complement the province’s efforts. The sale of tobacco products to non-locals remains prohibited after 7:30pm.