Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Team

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COVID-19 Message from ISC BC Region

Last update: Mar 24, 2022

Immediate Medical Support

If you have concerns about your personal health situation, please contact your health care provider, local public health office or HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.

If you cannot reach your care provider, or do not have one, make an appointment with the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day.

If you are seeking non-medical information about COVID-19, please contact the provincial number, open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm, 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).

Northern Health 24/7 Online Clinic and Information Line: 1-844-645-7811 (Available 24/7).

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In Tahltan Territory
  • Limit your movements to allow contract tracing to be completed;
  • Remain within your personal bubble, unless you must go to work or you are going onto the land to exercise with those in your household (people you live with); avoid non-essential travel (masks, sanitizing and six feet distancing) if outside of your bubble;
  • Do not visit other communities; and
  • If you have been in direct contact with anyone who has tested positive or is a confirmed positive you must self-isolate and self-monitor for 14 DAYS. If you are employed in Territory, you must self-isolate and self-monitor for 14 DAYS. If you are employed outside of Territory or on-site in Territory, please contact your employer for direction.
  • If you have been identified as a “direct contact” with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 virus in any of our communities. IF you have been directed to self-isolate for 14 DAYS by either a Health professional or the contact tracer for EMC, you are required to self-isolate for 14 DAYS and self monitor for symptoms.

    Even if you are getting tested and the result is negative, you MUST self-isolate for 14 days, no exceptions.

All events on Territory are currently cancelled.

We understand that a lot of people are using their newfound time to get out and go hunting. During this crisis is worth reminding everyone to respect wildlife, take only what you need and use all that you take. Please be aware that cows are pregnant during this period. Allowing them to produce calves will help the declining populations recover. Aerial surveys show that 75% of all moose close to the communities are cow/calves. In addition, please be safe when out on the land as grizzly bears will be waking up from hibernation.

A guide to being Safe on the Land while social distancing from Hotıì ts’eeda (credit https://nwtspor.ca/)

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