White Bear First Nations Chief Nathan Pasap and Members of Council of the White Bear First Nations have taken added precautions to keep residents of the White Bear First Nations and White Bear Resort safe during the onslaught of the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Of the greatest concern for all residents of the First Nations is the coming tourist season and the physical distancing guidelines put forth by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Chief Pasap is tasked with not only looking out for the members of his First Nations, but also has the added responsibility to take care of the safety of the citizens who reside in the White Bear Resort.
Saskatchewan Health Authority has already asked people to refrain from visiting provincial parks and summer cabins.
It is not recommended, as the virus can spread by people moving from one place to another, presenting a unique situation to resort communities and the people living in those areas.
White Bear Resort and the Moose Mountain Provincial Park are strategic economic entities in the area, providing hundreds of jobs to the surrounding communities, as well as tourism dollars in outlying communities as well.
Chief Pasap has set up security for the residents to ensure “that everyone stays safe and healthy”, all people coming and going are asked to follow the guidelines set up to see everyone stays safe.
These guide-lines for now will be in effect till the end of May and will be carefully reviewed as necessary by the White Bear First Nations Chief and Members of Council.
For information and updates concerning the situation Chief Pasap has issued a statement for all those concerned including contact numbers.