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Message from Tla’amin Executive Council and Health Director

Proactive Safety Measures Make Sense

(April 8, 2021)

There are a total of 3 lab confirmed COVID-19 cases in our community. Although over 80% of Tla’amin members living in the qathet region have been vaccinated, we must remain hyper-vigilant and follow Provincial Health Orders to ensure our families, loved ones, and our neighboring communities remain safe.

British Columbia reported 997 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, along with two additional deaths. This brought the seven-day moving average for new cases to 985 per day, with 8,728 cases currently active. As a result, the number of patients hospitalized in ICU and self-isolation has surged. This is the motivation for the directives from Tla’amin Executive Council and the Health Director this past week.

“Covid needs people to move, so stay within your safe bubble of maximum of 6. Please strictly follow all safety precautions to keep us all safe” explained Hegus John Hackett. “Tla’amin raises our hands for the continued support received within the Powell River Region for recognizing and appreciating our transparency. We are all “at risk” whether you live in Tla’amin, City of Powell River, or qathet Regional District. Covid-19 does not discriminate regardless of where you reside.”

EVERYBODY HAS TO BE DILIGENT SO PLEASE STAY HOME. This is a small sacrifice to minimize health risks for our elders, the most vulnerable with serious health conditions, and our families.

Paddling together as One Heart, One Mind, One Nation, we can prevent a serious Covid-19 outbreak within our communities, and get through this third wave.

Tla’amin Health remains available to provide support services in community in an ‘essential services’ capacity generally, with additional focus on those who have been directed to isolate.

Please reach out to the following support lines if you have Covid-19 or have been instructed to self-isolate.
•Melinda Hasselback is available at Tla’amin Health 604.483.3009 if you wish to speak to nursing staff.
•For those in isolation, Carmen Galligos is available on the Tla’amin Emergency line at 604.578.0447.

Next Scheduled Update: April 9, 2021