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COVID-19 Community Update 55

As COVID-19 cases rise in First Nations communities in B.C., Splatsin Health Services is recommending that people limit their bubbles to their immediate families and work colleagues to keep each other and our community safe. This is especially important over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Large gatherings have led to several COVID-19 clusters in communities. It only takes one person, who may not be showing symptoms, to spread COVID-19. This is particularly important given the need to protect the most vulnerable to the virus – our elders.

Limiting the number of people you have close contact with, practising physical distancing, and hand washing are important measures to protect yourselves and loved ones from COVID-19, influenza viruses, and colds that are circulating this time of year. Another effective tool to stay healthy this season is to get your flu shot. The Splatsin Health Centre is hosting free, drop-in flu shot clinics on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm for anyone who would like one.

Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving weekend from Splatsin to your family. Watch this short video from the Kukuwpi7 and Secwepemc Health Caucus about the importance of checking in with your family during the pandemic. How can you help improve a family member’s experience during these difficult times?

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

COVID-19 Resources

Act like COVID-19 is already in the community as it could be at any time. If you experience flu-like or respiratory symptoms, call Splatsin Health Services at (250) 838-9538. After hours, call HealthLink BC at 811. These updates are published weekly by Splatsin Health Services using the most recent COVID-19 data available.

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