While we advance through the stages of COVID-19 reopening, precautions are still required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until more people are fully vaccinated. FNHA understands the importance of grieving together and gathering for ceremony, and provides the following guidelines and considerations for reducing the risk of COVID-19:
– Gatherings should occur outdoors as much as possible. The risk of the virus that causes COVID-19 is greatly reduced when outdoors.
– FNHA can provide Community Services COVID-19 Supplies (CSCS, or non-medical personal protective equipment) to communities who are holding or planning gatherings
– Individuals should maintain 2m distancing from one another, and wear masks
– Attendees should not congregate before or after events
– Washrooms and hand sanitation supplies (running water, soap, and paper towel or hand sanitizer if not possible)
– Names and contact information for attendees should be recorded, and retained for thirty (30) days in case contact tracing is needed.
If you have questions about COVID-19 safety considerations, or would like support in developing a COVID-19 safety plan, please reach out to your FNHA Environmental Health Officer.
FNHA is also working in partnership with Interior Health to have second doses of Moderna available to community members as soon as possible. We encourage all individuals to receive their second doses when the vaccines arrive to further protect themselves and their loved ones.
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