Blood Tribe COVID-19 Response Brief – April 26/20
We ask you to share this information with your family and others who do not have access to our online resources.
- Chief and Council meetings are every Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m.
- Blood Tribe Emergency Management meets every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9 a.m.
- *Blood Tribe Department of Health hold daily briefings*
- Makiinima Chief Roy Fox Upcoming LIVE radio address: Chief Roy Fox will address the Blood Tribe live on LASTAR 89.9 FM radio which will be livestreamed on bloodtribe.org on Monday, April 27th after the scheduled Chief and Council meeting. We will post any schedule changes on our Facebook page ‘Blood Tribe Communications – Tsinikssini’.
- Blood Tribe Community Health Services Advisory: Lori Healy, Nurse Manager provided careful instructions to the public in following Public Health Guidelines and detailing what gathering restrictions are (no more than 15 people) how to protect yourself and others. We strongly encourage everyone to the information she provides here: https://bloodtribe.org/index.php/2020/04/26/important-advisory-from-community-health-blood-tribe-department-of-health/
REMINDER TO BLOOD TRIBE MEMBERS
- (THIS WEEK) Distribution for Blood Tribe Non-Land Occupants: The distribution in the amount of $200.00 for Non-Land occupants will be issued on April 29, 2020. Registered Band Members who are Non-Land Occupants as of April 3, 2020 will be eligible for the distribution. Blood Tribe non-land occupant cheques will be mailed out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please provide your current mailing address, treaty number date of birth to ONE of the following methods:
- E-mail: [email protected]
- Fax: (403) 737-2351
- Mail: Blood Tribe Distribution, PO Box 329, Standoff, AB T0L 1Y0
- Phone: (403) 737-8111 (please be patient as the lines have been flooded with calls, and consider the other options listed above)
- The curfew applies to ALL ages in the three Blood Reserve communities – Standoff, Levern and Moses Lake, and the general Blood Reserve. The curfew occurs every night starting at 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
- Travel Restrictions. The Blood Tribe travel restrictions have been in place since March 25th instructing non-Tribe travelers to continue through the Reserve without stopping, and Blood Tribe members only traveling for essential reasons. In addition to the current restrictions, the BTDH has strongly encouraged members to further restrict travel and keep within the south zone (Granam-south).
ESSENTIAL SERVICES UPDATE
*All official notices are posted on the BTA website and posted on our Facebook page ‘Blood Tribe Communications’
- Communications will be providing information booklets by delivering to Blood Reserve residents door-to-door early this week. Deliveries to rural residences will be made by BTLM and Housing departments. All deliveries will be ‘contactless’ – all delivery drivers will announce their arrival at each residence and tape the booklet to the door. Foot Patrol will also deliver to all townsites: Standoff, Moses Lake and Levern. All delivery teams will be wearing protective equipment for the safety of all Blood Tribe members. For those who cannot access information online please call (403) 737-8141 for Essential Services and BTA information.
- Public Works office is open for business but doors are closed to the public for safety reasons. Hours of Operation are: 7 days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. call Reception at (403) 737-2540.
Calls will be handled in the following manner:
- Please call reception to be added to water/garbage List
- Volume of calls are HIGH, so you may have to call back
- Reception compiles list of names/customers for all services
- Please leave a message as messages are checked daily
- Water Delivery: Limited to 4 Trucks (1 Spare), Please Conserve Water, Check Water Level, Water Levels Are Close to Full When Delivered
- Garbage: Have Garbage Ready, Bagged & Place or Have Ready For Pick @ Door; Staff Cannot Enter Home; Limited to 2 Trucks; Drivers Will Honk When Arrive; Utilize Local Transfer Stations like Cardston, Spring Coulee, Hill Spring – PW Pays For All Community Members To Utilize These Surrounding Transfer Stations
- PW Reception Debbie – 403-737-2540
- Joe Healy Director – 403-635-4262
- Lawrence M.C Utilities Coordinator – 403-634-4265
- Kelvin B.H. Road Maint Coordinator – 403-634-4264
- Delray First Rider Safety Officer – 403-635-4261
- Trina Tallow Accountant – 403-331-8663
Continue to Practice Prevention Against COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often and well
- Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay at home as much as possible, and practice social (physical) when you do leave home: keep at least 6 feet from others when going out for groceries, medical trips and other essential needs
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
- Stay away from others if you are feeling ill
- Contact your primary health provider or Blood Tribe COVID-19 Hotline at (403) 737-8411 or Alberta Health Link at 811
- When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands
- All those interested in sewing homemade masks please check this website (Mask Makers YYC): https://www.maskmakersyyc.com/
For continued updates please check: For Blood Tribe Department of Health COVID-19 Updates please check: https://btdh.ca/covid-19-notice/ and check Alberta Health Services: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16997.aspx
Blood Tribe Communications and Community Engagement – bloodtribe.org, Facebook ‘Blood Tribe Communications – Tsinikssini’