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Community COVID-19 Update 90

Waytk (Hello) Splatsinac,

There are currently 10-20 COVID-19-positive individuals and 40-50 in self-isolation in our community. Community members who attended the funeral on Monday are being asked to closely monitor their symptoms and contact Splatsin Health Services at (250) 838-9538 if you feel sick.

Weytk (Hello) Splatsinac,

Please read this important update regarding office closures and our recommendation to stay at home until Tuesday, January 25 at 8:30 am. As many of you are aware, there is a COVID-19 outbreak in our community. There are some people that have chosen to share their health status on social media in regards to COVID-19. Please be advised that personal health matters are strictly confidential and that Kukpi7 & Tkwamipla7, in addition to Splatsin Health Services, adheres to a high level of confidentiality.

Cases in our community have tripled in less than a week, and the number of individuals in self-isolation has doubled. Splatsin Health Services is reminding you of the importance of following preventative measures:

  • Stay at home if possible until Tuesday.
  • Postpone gatherings to a later date.
  • Wash your hands often or use sanitizer.
  • Wear a face mask in public indoor spaces and keep a 6’ physical distance.

According to 97% of doctors, vaccination is still one of the most effective tools to combat the spread and lessen the severity of these viruses. The new strains are increasingly airborne, which is a good reason to limit physical interaction. The Enderby area remains one of the lowest vaccination rates in the province, making it difficult to move forward.


Kukpi7 Doug Thomas


In response to this latest outbreak, Splatsin offices will be closed for five days effective January 20 to protect the health and safety of band members and staff, and ensure vital services and programs remain unaffected. This closure will expire at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, however, this may be extended depending on the COVID-19 situation and in consultation with Splatsin Health Services. The following offices are affected:

  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Splatsin Community Centre
  • Education
  • Shihiya School
  • Title and Rights
  • Splatsin Stsmamlt Services

Most of these departments will continue working effectively and safely from home during regular office hours to ensure vital services and programs continue for band members. You can find cell phone numbers and email addresses for all departments here:

If you have a non-medical emergency, contact the Senior Executive Advisor, Steve Kulmatycki, at (250) 309-2961. 

If you experience cold or flu-like symptoms, isolate and call the Splatsin Health Centre at (250) 838-9538 to receive a rapid test. If you test positive, call the Splatsin Health Centre to notify a registered nurse. of the result. COVID-19-positive individuals will receive support and monitoring.

COVID-19 Contacts

  • Splatsin Health Centre: (250) 838-9538
  • HealthLink BC: 8-1-1
  • BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool: here
  • Non-heath information hotline: 1-888-COVID19

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