January 20, 2021

Ontario has officially entered a state of emergency again due to COVID-19 and will be subject to a stay-at-home order beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14.  At this time there is no curfew set for Fort William First Nation.  If you are out in the community you may be stopped by the by-law officer or APS just to identify your reason for being out.

What does this mean?

This means you must stay at home. You should only go out for necessities, such as:

  • getting food, beverages or medication
  • going to medical appointments
  • supporting vulnerable community members
  • child care
  • attending school or a post-secondary institution
  • going to a bank
  • accessing government services
  • getting exercise or walking pets
  • going to work, if you can’t do it remotely
  • Businesses must ensure that all employees work from home if they can.
  • Do not travel outside your region or the province unless absolutely necessary.


  • Limit close contact to only members of your household (the people you live with). If you live alone, you may consider having close contact with one other household only.
  • Up to 5 people may gather outdoors, as long as you can keep 2 meters physical distance from each other. You should also wear a mask or face covering.
  • You may attend a funeral, religious service or wedding of up to 10 people.

If you do not follow these rules for gatherings:

  • organizers may be fined $10,000
  • each attendee may receive a $750 ticket
  • enforcement personnel may break up the gathering or temporarily close the premises

You can also download the COVID Alert mobile app to protect yourself and your community.

Updated information will be posted as it becomes available, please check the website and watch for community notices to keep updated.

Thank you

Mike Pelletier, CEO
Fort William First Nation