Update to Operational Hours

March 24, 2021


The Ugpi’ganjig Pandemic Response Team met on Tuesday, March 23rd to discuss the continued success in Zone 5 in relation to having zero cases of COVID-19 and the current level of low risk in our Zone.


As a result of these discussions, the Pandemic Response Team is recommending that regular operational hours resume on Monday, March 29th, 2021.


The Pandemic Response Team will continue to assess the level of risk in Zone 5 and will make immediate adjustments if deemed necessary.


Effective Monday, March 29th, operations will be transitioning to regular operating hours and essential services will be delivered as follows.


  • Band Administration Building: Operating hours will be Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 4:00 and Fridays 9:00 to noon.
  • Health Department:The Health Department will issue a separate memo with current updates and decisions.
  • Social Assistance: Social Assistance payments will be delivered @ the regularly scheduled time and place.  (Physical Distancing and Face Masks will be required.) Should you have any questions, please contact Susan LaBillois @ 685-0770.
  • Child and Family Services: The Child and Family Services Department will issue a separate memo with current updates and decisions.
  • Education: The education department will be open with enhanced measures and guidelines.
  • Daycare: The Daycare will be open with enhanced measures and guidelines.
  • Eel River Bar Gym: The Eel River Bar Gym will remain closed to the public until further notice.
  • Osprey Truck Stop and Gaming Facility: The Osprey Truck Stop Convenience Store, CRT, Restaurant and Gaming Facility will open for regular business hours and under the guidelines of the Province of NB Operational Guidelines unless otherwise directed.
  • Eel River Bar Chase the Ace: Operation measures to be determined and communicated by the Board of Directors

As a reminder, we strongly encourage all staff to:

  • Continue to follow all Public Health Guidelines in respect to COVID-19
  • To stay home if you are feeling unwell
  • To be tested if you have any symptoms
  • To notify your immediate supervisor if you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are required to self-isolate.

    Although there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in Zone 5, these measures will ensure that we are doing our best to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by protecting the community, our co-workers and loved ones to the best of our ability.

Chief Sacha LaBillois-Kennedy