With the holidays fast approaching, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) continues to encourage all citizens to get vaccinated; wear proper 3-ply masks or N95; and to follow all local public health guidelines – and, as Dr. Janet Smylie said during our Ask An Expert session, to “limit their circles.”

The MNO is requesting COVID-19 rapid test kits for distribution to all MNO community councils so that they can assist in providing these to MNO citizens. The MNO is pushing to get rapid test kits into MNO citizens’ hands as quickly as possible. In the interim, please note that Ontario is providing free take-home rapid tests. Tests are available at select LCBO stores starting with the busiest stores this week and with more stores being added in the coming days.