Last update: April 29, 2020

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

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 hrs and 7 days a week).

Federal Government – Go to for information about the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).

BC Provincial Government – Go to the BC Financial Support webpage for information on financial supports in response to COVID-19.

BC Provincial Government – Go to Strata Housing FAQ webpage specifically for strata residents, strata councils and other strata stakeholders.

Latest Updates

The Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Team (TNCEMT) meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They brief the Nation on Tuesdays and Fridays. The TNCEMT is comprised of leadership from the Iskut Band, Tahltan Band and the Tahltan Central Government.

The 3 Nations provides information and constant updates.

Red Chris established an Emergency Management Team (EMT) of key management, in conjunction with their medical provider Iridia Medical and the Newcrest Corporate Office. They are working on a Communicable Disease Control Plan (CDP) and applicable action plans. The Red Chris EMT meets twice daily, amending their response as necessary, and send regular updates.

We post all the latest updates below.

Archive of all updates:

Messages from Indigenous Services Canada:

Update #28 April 24, 2020

Community Support & the Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Team

The Tahltan Nation COVID-19 Emergency Management Team (TNCEMT) meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The TNCEMT is comprised of leadership from the Iskut Band, Tahltan Band and the Tahltan Central Government. The team is committed to:

1. Working together as one–while including all relevant stakeholders and experts–to prevent the spread of the virus and, in the event that it does reach our Territory, to ensure that we are prepared; and

2. Holding regular meetings and providing briefings to our Nation.

Tahltan Leadership continues to be in talks with Premier Horgan and various Ministers, advocating for the Tahltan, Kaska and Tlingit Nations and the unique challenges our remote locations pose. The Premier has followed through on his commitment to President Day and has put the Tahtlan Nation in direct contact with Dave Peterson Emergency Management BC Assistant Deputy Minister Office Recovery, Planning and Disaster Reduction.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) provided the 3 Nations (Tahltan, Kaska, Tlingit) with $100,000 dollars to support pandemic planning work. This is on top of the money ISC sent directly to the Iskut Band and Tahltan Band. 3 Nations contracted a company with pandemic planning experience to provide all three Nations with expert advice and assistance. Feddie Louie represents the Tahltan Nation on the 3 Nations COVID-19 Technical Team. Christine Ball and Nancy Quock represent the Tahltan Band and Peggy Abou, Natasha Callbreath, Maggie Dennis, and Annabel Nole represent Iskut.


How you can help

  • Remain at home
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Support each other

HealthlinkBC’s guide to handwashing

Self-assessment tool

Use this self-assessment tool to help you decide whether or not you should be tested for COVID-19.

Online Assessment Tool

Further Guidance for Self Isolating

Closures & Cancellations

All events on Territory are currently cancelled.

Message from the TCG Lands Department

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

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