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Tla’amin Extends Local State Of Emergency Order to October 6, 2020

For Immediate Release – September 29, 2020
Tla’amin Territory, Powell River, BC

Tla’amin Nation has received no new information on COVID-19 positive cases since Friday, September 25, 2020. Those contacted by health officials must abide by the mandatory self-isolation protocols and timelines. Members continue to recover and receive clearance letters from Vancouver Coastal Health. Tla’amin Health has reached out to provincial health authorities to confirm recovered case totals.

Tla’amin Nation Legislature Extends State of Local Emergency Order to October 6, 2020

In order to continue to limit COVID-19 exposure in Tla’amin Nation as well as limit transmission outside of the community, legislators have extended the State of Local Emergency Order until midnight, October 6, 2020. As part of the Order, access to Tla’amin Nation will remain restricted to Tla’amin Nation residents, approved volunteers and contractors. The staffed checkpoint at Sliammon Road will remain in effect. Tla’amin Nation will remain under a nightly curfew from 9 pm to 6 am, and patrols will continue in order to safeguard the community.

Tla’amin Legislature will review the State of Local Emergency Order on Friday, October 2, 2020 to see if the Order will be required over the weekend.

Supports Available to Tla’amin Nation Residents

Tla’amin Health is hosting a Harm Reduction Pop-up, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 11 am to 2 pm. Those requiring harm reduction services and supplies can call 604-223-4430 for confidential help. Tla’amin members with questions or requiring help with grocery essentials can call 604-578-0447. COVID-19 Testing is available by appointment at Tla’amin Health. For more information on testing, please call 604-483-3009. If you witness any suspicious or criminal behavior, please call the 911 emergency line. You can call anonymously.

“While we continue to seek official updated case information from local health authorities, the Tla’amin Nation must continue to protect our small, close-knit community by extending the Local State of Emergency Order”, said Hegus Clint Williams. “We are on the path to recovery, and we must ensure that pathway remains clear of any obstacles to our membership. We greatly appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience as we continue our fight against COVID-19.”

Media Contact: Steve Gallagher | 604-578-8483

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