Tla’amin Shelter in Place Order is extended to slow and stop spread of Covid-19

For Immediate Release- September 11, 2020
Tla’Amin Territory, Powell River, BC

Tla’amin Nation has extended the Shelter in Place order for Tla’amin residents until Monday September 14 at 5 PM. The Order has been extended to protect Tla’amin residents and neighbouring communities.

Tla’amin Nation now has over lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 and a number of citizens tested at yesterday’s drive-thru testing site awaiting results. Results are available usually between 24-48 hours.

“I raise my hands to our members, who in the face of this crisis, have made personal sacrifices to remain vigilant to protect not only Tla’amin families but the broader community of Powell River” said Hegus Clint Williams, “Your efforts do not go unnoticed, now we must stick with it for another 72 hours in order to slow and stop the virus.”

Essential food and supplies are being organized so that residents may maintain the shelter in place order.

We are confident that contact tracing, self-isolation of the sick, and the widespread testing now underway will allow us to quickly contain this outbreak. The additional measures such as the shelter in place order and the checkpoints are slowing the spread.

Those who have tested positive are recovering at home under the supervision of healthcare providers or receiving care in hospital.
Tla’amin Nation would like to remind individuals seeking support and volunteers that the Powell River Mutual Aid FaceBook site has also made itself available for such exchanges.

Tla’amin Hegus and Legislators thank you for your cooperation at this difficult time. We will get through this together. Stay home, stay safe, and stay kind.

Please share this message with your relatives. Tla’amin members with questions or requiring help please call: 604-578-0447

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