March 30th, 2020
The following is a number of key web site links that may be useful when looking for information.
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) COVID-19 Health Information - Health Info for public and health workers, self assessment testing:
Case counts, situation reports, governmental press statements:
BC Public Health Officer – Orders, Notices, Posters, Guidance and Letters (First Responders, Social Sectors, Ministry of Education)
Provincial Support and Information on COVID-19 regarding Essential Services, Symptoms Checking, Child Care, Education, Employment and Finances, Businesses, Housing and Monthly Bills, Transportation, Travel and Tourism, Reduced Services, Being Prepared and Health Care:
Provincial Q&A info page for Local Authorities and First Nations:
Provincial declaration of a state of emergency - Ministerial orders of March 26th
- 2020_M082 – Bylaw Officer
- 2020_M083 – Local Government meetings
- 2020_M084 - Local Authorities and Essential Goods and Supplies
March 27th, 2020 Update;
Kwakiutl First Nation
97 Tsakis Way PO Box 1440 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
March 24th, 2020
RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
FR: Kwakiutl Emergency Operation Center Team - COVID-19
Your Kwakiutl Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Team is working hard to get procedures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our village and review the needs of our residents.
The following protocols are now in place for the safety and wellness of all Tsakis Community residents:
Effective March 24th, 2020
~ Checkpoint at Beaver Harbor Rd and Fort Rupert Rd (Eff: March 25th)
*Community will be open to Residents, Essential Service Providers and First Responders Only
~ Thomas Point Road access has been blocked off to ALL vehicle traffic
*Please be aware in case of emergency evacuation
~ ALL community buildings are CLOSED – NO VISITORS
*Essential Staff only to access buildings at this time
~ ALL community events and gatherings are CANCELLED
~ ALL community playgrounds are CLOSED
Your EOC Team is also actively working on protocols for the following:
~ Food & Wellness Distribution – Access and Delivery for on-reserve members
~ Food Fish – Run, Process and Delivery for on-reserve members
~ Extended Spring Break for Kwigwis and Wagalus Schools
***We ask that you DO NOT have gatherings with those outside your household***
In addition, we are asking off-reserve family members of Tsakis Residents to refrain from visiting. If you must receive visitors, you/your guests will be required to quarantine for at least 14 days. Kindly, contact your EOC Team should you have to quarantine so appropriate measures can be taken to ensure your well-being.
If you would like to assist on-reserve residents in ANY WAY regarding the pandemic COVID-19, contact your EOC Team as we have protocols in place that need to be followed to ensure community safety.
We understand that this is a trying and scary time for everyone. We appreciate you abiding by these protocols and we will continue to work hard as your Emergency Management Team!
Kwakiutl EOC Team
**Should you have questions, comments or concerns, email
***Please join our Kwakiutl Emergency Updates FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kwakiutlemergencyupdates***