Dear Parents, Community of Curve Lake First Nation,

This letter is to reassure you that we have taken every safety measure possible to ensure the presence of the COVID-19 virus in one of our Education buildings has been contained.

The decision to close all Education buildings and the Government Services Building was an extreme reaction taken on behalf of the community. The direction from Peterborough Public Health (PPH) was to isolate the individuals who had close contact with the virus. We decided that it was imperative to ensure the safety of the community by going above and beyond the PPH direction. Contact tracing has been completed and those who were close contacts have been contacted by PPH.

The Government Services Building plans to reopen on Monday if no new information comes forward. The Education buildings: the CLFN School and the three OELC locations will remain closed until further notice. Careful consideration is being taken to determine when we will resume in-person education programming. Online learning will begin for all students of CLFN School on Monday April 19, 2021. Deep cleansing is happening in all four buildings during the closure. We are dedicated to updating parents and the community as further information and decisions come forward.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact:

Louise Musgrave, Education Manager louisem@curvelake.ca

Tammy Taylor, CLFNS Principal tammyt@curvelake.ca

April Williams, OELC Coordinator aprilw@curvelake.ca

Chief Emily Whetung emilyw@curvelake.ca

Katie Young-Haddlesey, Acting COO katieyh@curvelake.ca

Sincerely,

Katie Young-Haddlesey, A/COO

Chief Emily Whetung