Trick or Treating: Open for Kahnawakero:n Only

Written by on October 15, 2020

Halloween will see Kahnawake shut down to outside Trick or Treaters this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force announced that children in the community can go door to door between the hours of 3 PM and 7 PM on Saturday. Both Trick or Treaters and those who are handing out candy must wear masks.

“It’s so the kids can have a good time and the stress will be reduced,” said Arnold Lazare a member of the Task Force. “We can do things in a safe way. We want people to do things in safe way. We look forward to people having a safe Halloween.”

There is a new positive case of COVID-19 in Kahnawake. It is the 13th since the second wave began. There are now five active cases in the community.

“We do have a couple of cases where we are unable to identify the origin,” Lisa Westaway, the Executive Director of the KMHC, said. “You always have to assume that you are with, or near, or crossing paths with, someone who has COVID-19. So you should distance, wear your mask and follow proper hygene.”

The Flu Vaccines will only arrive at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre (KMHC) on October 27th. The program will start the first week of November. Westaway said the vaccines did not arrive early this year due to pandemic delays. The KMHC plans to rent out the Legion and the vaccines will be administered by appointment only.

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