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…

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.