COVID-19 SFN Shutdown

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Saulteau First Nations has made the decision to close all public facilities to the public for another 2-week period.

COVID-19 – Saulteau First Nations
November 19, 2020

Saulteau First Nations
Health Alert

With confirmation of rising COVID-19 cases in our region, and out of an abundance of caution, Saulteau First Nations has made the decision to close all public facilities to the public for another 2-week period. This includes all departments within Saulteau First Nations. Employees will rotate in assigned cohorts and will be in the offices on that schedule.  This will ensure that services are still being provided to community.  Staff who are on the work from home rotation cohort will be reporting to managers on a daily basis for work assignments and direction. We ask everyone for their patience as we try to safely navigate this process.  

Non essential travel amongst the surrounding communities and outside of your home is also being strongly discouraged at this time. Pending the announcement from BC this afternoon this restriction may be increased to a higher level.  

If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, please self-isolate and contact the COVID-19 Online Clinic and Information Line for Northern BC residents: 1-844-645-7811, or contact your primary care provider.

If you have been identified as a COVID-19 case or close contact, please know that the Northern Health and Saulteau Health Clinic will contact you directly and provide further instruction.

If you or a member of your household is sick or not feeling well, please stay home, even if you yourself do not have any symptoms.  If you develop symptoms, please contact the COVID -19 information line listed above. 

Please be aware of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever (see below)
  • Chills
  • Cough or worsening of chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle aches

While less common, symptoms can also include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Dizziness, confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rashes or discoloration of fingers or toes.

Furthermore, you may take the COVID-19 self-assessment test at https://bc.thrive.health/

Please be kind and be vigilant during this difficult time.  Keep your circle small, even family visits are not recommended at this time, practice physical distancing, wash or sanitize your hands often and wear a mask if you must go out.  Masks are mandatory in all SFN buildings as of November 16, 2020 as per Council direction.  This initiative was taken to protect our community and our staff as much as possible.

 

Please adhere to these new restrictions so that we may all be here to enjoy Christmas although it will be on a much smaller scale than what we were used to.  

We will update you as things change.  Please take care of yourself and others.

 

Thank you,

Chief and Council