Kehewin Cree Nation
Emergency Management Committee
Covid 19 Emergency Response Services
In an attempt to better protect the Nation's on reserve members, on March 28th, OKimaw and Council passed a resolution stating that we will begin monitoring the travels of individuals entering and leaving Kehewin Cree Nation.
The reason being is two-fold:
A. With cases of COVID 19 being identified within 20 minutes of our boundaries, it is crucial to practice social distancing, and safe practices with those enter and leaving the nation.
B. To further encourage our members to be accountable in their self-isolation and social distancing practices.
Since the creation of the KCN checkpoints, the Emergency Management Committee has been able to identify time frames of high and low-frequency points of travel. One shocking fact we have identified is that during the hours of 7:00 am - 7:00 pm only 15% of travel has been identified as essential trips.
With this information, Okimaw and Council, on March 30th, 2020, introduced an 8 pm to 6 am curfew. During this time, traffic will be limited to only essential services and pre-established individuals needing to travel for work-related purposes. Non-essential travel on and off the nation (such as visiting, Timmies runs, dropping off friends) will not be allowed. The Nation's boundaries will be essentially off-limits.
What to expect when Traveling through Kehewin?
Can I still get in the Nation if I'm coming from or going to work during the curfew hours?