An important message to Tla’amin residents about the meaning and duration of the lockdown vs. the state of emergency.
A lockdown is a requirement for people to stay where they are, usually due to specific risks to themselves or to others if they can move freely. The term “stay-at-home” or “shelter-in-place” is often used for lockdowns. This is what Tla’amin has in place until 5 PM on September 17th.
A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to put policies in place that it would normally not be permitted to, for the safety and protection of their citizens. This is what Tla’amin has in place until midnight on September 22nd.
Please note that either (or both) of these measures COULD be extended if the Covid-19 situation does not improve.