Monday, October 11, 2021

Confirmed case of COVID in Lax Kw'alaams brings precautionary measures for week ahead

The Lax Kw'alaams Band Council has followed up on their advisory of last week related to a potential COVID case in the community, with residents now advised of the confirmed case and some additional measures now in place for the week ahead.

In a Facebook post from this morning, the Band Office and community EMC have advised the following for Lax Kw'alaams residents:

"We currently have one confirmed case of COVID in the community. As a precaution the EMC has decided to keep the School, Brighter Futures and Headstart closed this week. • 

The Band office will reopen for service, please have your vaccine card available, if you need service at the band office. 

Maintenance and the Health Center will resume all duties. •

The Rec Center will re-open to double vaccinated only; please be prepared to show your vaccine card Travel: 

Residents may continue to travel in and out of community 

Please be sure to carry your vaccine card with you if you travel. 

Please try to be diligent about sanitizing and wearing your mask. 

All non community members coming into community must have both vaccines There is no need to isolate if you are double vaccinated and have not been called as a direct contact. We are continuing to follow the BC Guidelines Essential Workers 

Essential workers and specific contractors may come into community if they have been double vaccinated with proof of vaccine card."

Both the Band Office and the ECM advise that they continue to monitor the current situation in the region and province, the full relay of information can be explored here.

More notes on COVID in the province can be explored from our tracking page here.

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