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Message from Tla’amin Executive Council and Health Director

Responsible for our Communities Health and Safety

(April 6, 2021)

As of today, there is currently 1 lab confirmed COVID-19 case in our community. During the month of March, 752 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered at our six (6) vaccine clinics in a whole of community approach.

Here is what you need to know;

Tla’amin Nation is not in lock-down. That means that we are all able to go to town to purchase groceries and other essential supplies – unless you have been otherwise directed by Public Health to self-isolate.

Business in the nation can operate such as the Tla’amin Convenience Store. All protocols are being followed and it is “business as usual” in situations where it is safe to do so. While the Administration office is closed for now, staff are working from home and available by email or voicemail message.

Tla’amin Nation has not issued Shelter-in Place where we are directed to stay home until further notice. However, all are advised to stay home as much as possible.

Tla’amin Nation has not declared a State-of-Emergency as we are not responding to an emergency or disaster.

Hegus John Hackett wants to advise everyone, “Tla’amin Executive Council and Health has recently posted recommendations to assist everyone with getting back to normal. This effort is also to remind Tla’amin and non-Tla’amin residents to comply with the recent Provincial Health Orders to do your part and keep B.C. safe.”

What does it mean to care for your Community?
Stay within your bubble and keep it small. Exercise your best judgment if you must go out in public. Keep a safe distance from others and always wear a mask. Wash and sanitize your hands frequently. Avoid non-essential travel. Following Provincial Health Orders is being responsible for yourself and your loved ones.

Masks in schools. All K to12 staff and all students in grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas, including at their work stations (desks), and on school buses.

Carmen Galligos is available on the Tla’amin Emergency line at 604.578.0447.

Melinda Hasselback is available at Tla’amin Health 604.483.3009 if you wish to speak to nursing staff.

Next Scheduled Update: April 8, 2021