Monday, March 30, 2020

Metlakatla announces new measures in COVID-19 response

The Metlakatla First Nation has introduced a number of new measures as part of their evolving response to COVID-19 outlining a number of actions that were put in place as of last Friday.

Among the steps taken, restriction of the community to only residents, with non-residents not permitted to enter, with the exception of a once per week charter for essential staff to access key resources.

The Metlakatla Band Office will remain closed to the public, with reception services in place to ensure that staff are more readily accessible.

The Social development program and Health Department are reaching out to Metlakatla residents to ensure that groceries are purchased and delivered, the food and supplies program is being coordinated by the Health Centre.

They also have regulations in place for those who are delivering supplies to the community.

The First Nation has also put in place a committee of Upper Management to meet regularly and to make critical decisions.

As for the operations of the Metlakatla Development Corporation, the Regular Service of the Metlakatla Ferry has been suspended.

While on the Prince Rupert side of the harbour, the Grassy Bay Services site has shifted the Gas station in the Industrial Park to a Self Serve Only service and closed the convenience store.

You can review the full announcement from the Metlakatla website and Facebook Page.

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