Six Nations Mourns the Loss of Fifteenth Community Member to COVID-19

Press Release

On November 18, 2021, Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council received confirmation from Ohsweken Public Health that a fifteenth community member has passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council are saddened to see this virus claim another life on the territory and send their sincere condolences to the loved ones of this community member.

This latest COVID-19 death comes a month after a fourteenth community member was lost to COVID-19 on October 20, 2021.

The number of active COVID-19 cases on Six Nations is beginning to rise again. Please continue to follow public health guidelines (wearing a mask, washing/sanitizing your hands, physical distancing, etc.) to do your part to protect our people.

Community members are reminded of the importance of getting tested and self-isolating as directed by healthcare professionals. Getting tested helps to give a more accurate picture of how many active cases there are on the territory, and self-isolating, especially when waiting for test results, prevents further spread of COVID-19.

We recognize that this pandemic has been difficult for many, but you are not alone. For anyone who is struggling and needs support, the Six Nations Mobile Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 519-445-2204 or toll-free at 1-866-445-2204.

If you think you may have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, if you are experiencing symptoms, or if you have been advised to get tested by a healthcare professional, please book a test at the Assessment Centre either online at, or by phone at 1-855-977-7737 or 226-446-9909.

Six Nations members are also strongly encouraged to get vaccinated by booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at, or by calling the Vaccine Call Center at 226-227-9288. Third dose booster vaccines are now available to those who received their second dose 6 months ago. Third doses must be booked over the phone by calling the Vaccine Call Center.


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