COVID-19 Update

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Public notice from Chief & Council.

Chief & Council 

COVID-19 Update
November 23, 2020

 

This is a public reminder that as COVID numbers continue to increase, we need to be extra cautious and mindful of the current global situation. Please continue to wear a mask in public spaces, physically distance, and wash your hands frequently.

The Province of BC and Dr. Bonnie Henry have enforced new regulations and restrictions during this uncertain time. Masks are now mandatory for everyone in public indoor settings and workplaces. More information about Province-wide restrictions can be found at www.gov.bc.ca/covid. 

We must work together to overcome this challenging time. If you are not following guidelines, they are enforceable under the Public Health Act. Under the Government’s Emergency Program Act, orders may be enforceable by law, including RCMP involvement. People who do not follow these orders could face fines. 

Please note, Chetwynd General Hospital does not have the capacity to adequately manage an increase in COVID cases. Our closest COVID Centre is in Fort St. John and is limited in capacity. The medical system is quickly being overwhelmed and we need to protect those who are most vulnerable and do our part to keep everyone safe. If you are experiencing any symptoms, regardless of how minor, please stay home and monitor your symptoms.

 

Stay safe,

Chief and Council

 

 

COVID-19 Province-wide Restrictions:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions