Wednesday, January 27, 2021

State of Local Emergency in the Nass is lifted, though community vigilance remains as guiding advice

A fourteen day State of Local Emergency in the Nass Valley has been lifted, with midnight Tuesday the official end of a range of restrictions for community members that after a sharp increase of the reports of positive cases of COVID through the region.

After a review today from the Nisga'a Emergency Preparedness Committee, it was determined that an extension of the measures in place since January 12th was not required, however caution and vigilance remain the focus for the Nisga'a Nation. 

That the message delivered to Nisga'a Nation members by Eva Clayton, the President of the Nation.

"We need to stay the course and remain our bubbles, we will get through this pandemic if we remain vigilant.

While the State of Local Emergency is lifted, some of the measures will remain in place with a range of check points and community surveillance operations to continue in each of the four villages, Nisga'a Guardians and Enforcement officers have the authority to issue fines for anyone found contravening public health orders.

Since March the Nisga'a Valley Health Authority notes the there have been 144 positive cases of COVId from testing out of a total of 1,219 tests.

You can learn more about the decision to lift the order and review some of the measures from this information statement.

For more notes related to events in the Nass Valley see our archive page here.

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