Gambling establishments, the bingo hall, gyms, beauty services and other personal care services will be closed until at least January 8.
With a growing number of COVID-19 cases, several services in Kahnawake will be closed until the second week of January, its COVID-19 task force announced Friday.
The community currently has 69 active cases of COVID-19, including up to 39 new ones in the last 24 hours. The task force said it is aware of 10 other positive rapid tests, and an unknown number of people are in isolation, but it suspects that number is in the hundreds.
As a result, gambling establishments, the bingo hall, gyms, beauty services and other personal care services will be closed immediately until at least January 8. Churches will be restricted to residents only, the Kateri Memorial Hospital Center will not allow visitors, and tobacco manufacturing will not cease until January 8 (although retail stores will remain open).
“The task force continues to work with the public health team to monitor the situation and will meet over the holidays in an effort to assess current data and measures,” it said in a statement.