Sunday, May 17, 2020
On Sunday, Blood Tribe Emergency Management received notice from the Blood Tribe Department of Health that there is a total of ten (10) confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Blood Reserve as of today, May 17, 2020. BTDH further reports there are seven (7) active cases with three (3) recovered. Our Community Health officials are continuously working on contact tracing and urge Blood Tribe members to refrain from visiting, or accepting visitors, outside of your household.
All official COVID-19 confirmed cases are reported on the Alberta Health Services COVID-19 webpage. Kainai/Blood Tribe cases are combined with Cardston County which includes a large portion of the south zone area. Any official Kainai/Blood Tribe cases are reported and confirmed by BTDH.
On May 14th, some area businesses and services were allowed to lift restrictions due to Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy; however, all restrictions remain in effect on the Blood Reserve. Blood Tribe Health officials highly caution residents to be vigilant in following all safety measures: stay home as much as possible, limit your travel to essential reasons and continue to carry out preventive practices against the contraction and spread of COVID-19. All regulations to keep our community safe are still in place – curfew, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and travel restrictions.
We will continue to stress the importance of remembering our vulnerable within our community, our parents, and grandparents who are at the greatest risk based on information from our Health Department and professionals. The Blood Tribe has Emergency Housing available – please call (403) 737-8141 for more details. Remember our Blood Tribe members in your prayers, especially those that are facing this difficult time.
If you are feeling ill – call (403) 737-8411 immediately.
Director, Communications and Community Engagement