Friday, October 29, 2021

Nisga'a Nation puts pause on Social/Cultural gatherings as COVID count increases

With the pace of COVID infection rising in the Nass Valley, the Nisga'a Lisims Government has called on its citizens to reduce their social and cultural activities. 

The community advisory relayed through a communique on Wednesday and making note of the recommendations from Doctor Jeremy Penner the Nisga'a Valley Health Authority's Medical Director.

"We understand that there are other considerations including social, psychological and cultural. However, from a health perspective, we are extremely concerned that any further events will result in mass-spreading far beyond what we have already seen" -- Doctor Jeremy Penner NVHA

As a result of that recommendation, the Nisga'a Lisims Government Executive unanimously endorsed the call for the social pause, which will be in place fo a three week period from October 29 to November 19.  

The Executive will revisit the situation upon the results of the COVID count in the Nass Valley at that time.

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As their information release notes, the Nisga'a Valley Health Authority is currently reporting on 19 active COVID-19 results, with 47 test results still to come.

You can access up to date information from the Nass Valley from the Nisga'a Lisims Government website and Facebook page.

As we noted on Wednesday, the Nass Valley and the Terrace region were both locations which saw a sharp increase in the count for the week on COVID-cases, a review which also indicated a jump in the case count for Prince Rupert.

You can review those numbers here.

For more notes on the provincial response to COVID see our archive page here.

Further items of interest from the Nass Valley are available for review here.

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