For Immediate Release: February 2, 2021

Six Nations received notice over the weekend from Ohsweken Public Health of a second community
member that has passed away in relation to COVID-19.
Heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers are sent to the families at this time as they mourn the
loss of their loved one.

Please know we acknowledge the community’s fatigue from COVID-19, but we must remain diligent
in our response for our Elders and most vulnerable. We must continue to consider their health
whenever deciding to leave the safety of our homes.

COVID-19 transmission is at an alarmingly high rate. It is very easy to spread unknowingly, as a
person may be asymptomatic while still being infected with the virus.

There are currently 10 active cases in the community, increasing Six Nations total positive cases
since the onset of this pandemic up to 153 cases and since then 141 cases have been resolved.
The Elected Council are sending their thoughts, prayers and good medicine to those families
affected by the recent loss related to COVID-19 and to those members currently battling COVID-19.
Thank you to all of those who continue to practice the safety precautions and are working hard to
protect our people. Your efforts are proving effective in slowing the virus from spreading within our
community. We need ALL community members to take a stance and help prevent any further
spread of the virus, such as constant hand washing, cleaning of commonly touched surfaces, staying
home as much as possible to avoid community transmission, or staying 6 feet apart from those
members not from your immediate household and wearing your mask when around others that do
not live in your household.

Members wanting to book a test, which is free and highly encouraged at this time can do so online
by following 5 simple steps at or if members cannot access the online
booking tool may call at 1-855-977-7737 or 226-446-9909.