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Message from Tla’amin Executive Council and Health Director

Younger Age Group Represents More Positive Covid-19 Cases

(April 15, 2021)

Tla’amin Nation reports a total of two (2) active COVID cases in community with several members cleared from isolation.

Yesterday, a vaccination clinic was set up and 18 Tla’amin members were vaccinated. Please contact Tla’amin Health if you choose to get vaccinated or have any questions.

A Message from Dr. Bonnie Henry to Youth:
Since young people are not eligible to receive the vaccine for some time, Henry said they remain at a greater risk for contracting the virus. “It still is, of course, riskier the older you are,” Henry stated. “But as we are protecting more and more older people, we’re also seeing risk in younger people, and younger people are ending up in the ICU and needing ICU care for a longer period of time.”

The Governance House is scheduled to open to the general public on Monday April 19th. However, you are asked to call ahead to schedule your appointment with staff who will meet with you outside to maintain social distancing in a safe environment, while wearing a mask.

The curfew is still in effect from 9:00 pm – 6:00 am. Only people that need to go to work or obtain medical attention or supplies will be permitted to leave their property during these hours. The community remains closed to visitors, with the exception of couriers, mail, designated contactors for home repairs, and food deliveries from grocery stores or restaurants.

Executive Council and Health recognizes all our community’s efforts this past week. The Covid positive case numbers continue to surge across the Province as a result of gatherings from Spring break. We must all remain vigilant and continue to follow Provincial Health Orders to keep our community safe.

Please continue to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms if you have been instructed to do so. If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing Covid symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, muscle pain, lack of appetite, loss of sense of taste or smell – you need to be tested! You can be tested in two locations:

Now at the Medical Clinic Associates, by appointment only.
Register online at prcomplexclinic.com (preferred) or call (604) 485-3572 between 9 am and 11 am Monday – Friday (except stat holidays).

Get tested here if you have severe symptoms, or cannot wait for an appointment at the Drive-Through Clinic. Register at the front desk.

For those in isolation requiring resources, including clinical and/or mental health and wellness needs can call: 604-578-0447. Those requiring harm reduction services and supplies can call 604-223-4430.

In addition, you can also try the following 24hr support lines on our website: tlaaminnation.com/support/

Please share this important message with your relatives who are not on social media.

Eh Kwa’A’Nuns Kye’A’Mieux – when the people in our community are well again, all around us will also be well