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Our Gatekeepers are doing their best to protect Gitsegukla, however there are still some people that are not complying with Council’s protection measures and some are even putting the Gatekeeper’s lives at risk by forcefully entering the community. This is very concerning. It is in the best interest of every resident to know who may pose a risk to their health and self-isolation efforts.

Protecting the community is the responsibility of all that live in Gitsegukla and is not solely the responsibility of Council, Administration, Staff and First Responders… read more in the PDF posting below.

Please note the following was posted by the Terrace Standard at 3:07 pm: American traveler confirms positive for COVID-19 after returning home from Terrace.

There is no confirmation on when the American tourist was infected but it is definite that he stayed at the Yellow Cedar Lodge, a 12-minute drive SW of Terrace… read the PDF posting below for more info.

The BC Ministry of Health strongly urges anyone who has symptoms – including a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or difficulty breathing – to self-isolate for 14 days. Read the PDF notice below for more info…

As Gitsegukla First Nation moves into the closure of all public facilities, there is a growing concern around elder care. To date, there are 50 elders over the age of 60. We currently have two Home-Makers and one Personal Care Aid. If one of the staff members falls ill, that staff member will be required to self-quarantine.

Community Protection Measures – Level 3

March 20, 2020

As a precautionary measure and to protect against the potential harm of the COVID-19 virus, our community has begun Level 3 protection measures.

Effective immediately, community access will be gated and monitored 24/7. The community is now only open to local residents and essential personnel e.g. medical or elder care. By implementing Level-3, Community Protection Measures will significantly lower the risk of infection within Gitsegukla. The best method to mitigate infection is to avoid it all together… read more in the PDF below.

COVID-19 Office Closure
March 17, 2020
Effective March 18, 2020

Gitsegukla Administration, Health and Education facilities are closed until further notice as precautionary measure.

All staff in all departments are required to work remotely, effective immediately. Staff members will be equipped to receive emails to their work email addresses. Essential services personnel will be equipped to receive phone calls through our regular phone system, e.g. Patient Travel, Social Development, and some Admin staff… read more in the pdf below.

Keeping in mind that some community members may be experiencing financial stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Gitsegukla Chief and Council have approved payment relief for the month of April 2020 for all tenants in Band Rental Units and Gitsegukla Internet Service subscribers, as detailed below.

We know that the community is concerned with the COVID-19 situation. Its important for the community to know that our number one priority is to ensure the safety of everyone that live and work in Gitsegukla. Therefore, please make sure you read this notice from beginning to end since it provides information about COVID-19, how to protect against it and the plan to protect the community.

Come join us at Our Inaugural Community Fair this Wednesday!

12PM to 4PM at the Gitsegukla Community Center/Hall.

Level 3 Protection Measures Update

Our Gatekeepers are doing their best to protect Gitsegukla, however there are still some people that are not complying with Council’s protection measures and some are even putting the Gatekeeper’s lives at risk by forcefully entering the community. This is very concerning. It is in the best interest of every resident to know who may […..]

Our Community is Your Responsibility

Protecting the community is the responsibility of all that live in Gitsegukla and is not solely the responsibility of Council, Administration, Staff and First Responders… read more in the PDF posting below.

Terrace BC Exposed to Infection

Please note the following was posted by the Terrace Standard at 3:07 pm: American traveler confirms positive for COVID-19 after returning home from Terrace. There is no confirmation on when the American tourist was infected but it is definite that he stayed at the Yellow Cedar Lodge, a 12-minute drive SW of Terrace… read the […..]

Self Assessment Notice

The BC Ministry of Health strongly urges anyone who has symptoms – including a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or difficulty breathing – to self-isolate for 14 days. Read the PDF notice below for more info…

Elder Care

As Gitsegukla First Nation moves into the closure of all public facilities, there is a growing concern around elder care. To date, there are 50 elders over the age of 60. We currently have two Home-Makers and one Personal Care Aid. If one of the staff members falls ill, that staff member will be required […..]

COVID-19 Update: Level 3

Community Protection Measures – Level 3 March 20, 2020 As a precautionary measure and to protect against the potential harm of the COVID-19 virus, our community has begun Level 3 protection measures. Effective immediately, community access will be gated and monitored 24/7. The community is now only open to local residents and essential personnel e.g. […..]

Office Closure Notice

Gitsegukla Administration, Health and Education facilities are closed until further notice as precautionary measure.

Internet Payment Relief

Keeping in mind that some community members may be experiencing financial stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Gitsegukla Chief and Council have approved payment relief for the month of April 2020 for all tenants in Band Rental Units and Gitsegukla Internet Service subscribers, as detailed below.

COVID-19 Community Update

We know that the community is concerned with the COVID-19 situation. Its important for the community to know that our number one priority is to ensure the safety of everyone that live and work in Gitsegukla. Therefore, please make sure you read this notice from beginning to end since it provides information about COVID-19, how […..]

Community Fair 2020

Come join us at Our Inaugural Community Fair this Wednesday! 12PM to 4PM at the Gitsegukla Community Center/Hall.