MCK: Initial State of Recovery expires – renewed for 30-days

Press Release

(Kahnawake – 19, Kenténha/October 2021) The Public Safety Commission wishes to advise the community that a thirty (30) day extension of the State of Recovery for the COVID-19 Pandemic has been instated between October 19 and November 18, 2021. The initial State of Recovery period of 120 days expires today, and as per the Kahnawà:ke Emergency Preparedness Law, until the community is in a State of Normalcy, the State of Recovery will be reviewed and renewed every thirty (30) days as needed.

The Public Safety Commission will maintain authority and continue working together with Kahnawà:ke Public Health in the monitoring of impacts of reopening phases on community health and well-being as well as the overall state of the Pandemic. The Kahnawà:ke Public Health team will continue to act as the authority on Public Health measures required in the community to maintain overall health and safety. They will continue to guide the Public Safety Commission during the Recovery Phase. The Kahnawà:ke Public Health team consults on a regular basis with Regional Health Authorities. Together with Kahnawà:ke Public Health, the Commission will continue to adapt public health measures to meet the specific needs of the community of Kahnawà:ke.

“We are not yet out of the woods with the pandemic,” said Commissioner of Public Safety Lloyd Phillips. “To ensure the safety of our most vulnerable and to prevent any type of interruption to services or businesses, it is imperative that we continue with the measures in place during the State of Recovery until we reach a state of normalcy.”

The renewal of the State of Recovery was passed at the duly convened Council Meeting held Monday, October 18.

Communiqués will be released on a regular basis, informing the community of the most up-to-date public health directives. It is important that these measures be followed to ensure optimal protection and safety from COVID-19.


Media Inquiries:
Joe Delaronde

Political Press Attaché 450- 632-7500 ext 63251


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