The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has sent letters of support to the communities of Walpole Island and Moraviantown.
The letter was sent through email by Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff to Chief Denise Stonefish of Delaware Nation at Moraviantown and Chief Dan Miskokomon of Walpole Island First Nation.
“As Mayor of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, I want to express my full and complete support of the actions taken by the Council of Three Fires on Walpole Island and the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown to close your communities to non-essential visitors to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” Mayor Canniff wrote.
“Both of you are playing a key leadership role in protecting your communities.”
Canniff added: “At this time, leaders in all our communities are heeding the advice of medical professionals to safeguard the most vulnerable among us. More than ever, we are dependent on the actions of individuals to ensure the safety of all of us. With the help and cooperation of the members of our communities, we will emerge from this situation with the least amount of impact possible.”
Walpole Island First Nation announced earlier this week that they are limiting access to non-residents in response to the spread of COVID-19. More details, here.
Moraviantown announced similar measures earlier this week as well. More details in a CBC article, here.