Deninu Kųę́ First Nation leaders have decided to set up a checkpoint on the highway heading into the community.
This is the second time there is a roadblock set up; the last time was near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in April.
“For public safety, we are asking all non essential workers and non residents to refrain from travelling to our community for the time being,” reads a notice on social media.
In the notice, the band says the blockade is the result of “the high number of calls received by concerned Elders and community members.”
The checkpoint comes in response to several confirmed cases in Fort Liard, possibly originating from someone travelling from Hay River.