COVID-19 – Important Message (Blood Tribe) – July 3, 2020

Today the Blood Tribe reported zero active COVID-19 cases on the Blood Reserve – a number we have not seen since April 28th. The Blood Tribe Emergency Management Team, along with Blood Tribe Department of Health, urges Blood Tribe members to continue the hard work in practicing all safety measures at this time. 

In the past few weeks, we watched other communities relax their restrictions; however, the Tribe will keep all safety regulations in place until further notice. We acknowledge that through your hard work, determination and willingness to follow all guidelines shared by our Health professionals has created this result which we all want to keep. 

Not too long ago we saw our active cases decrease only to spike quickly in a short period of time. As a nation, working together, we need to avoid any non-essential travel, attending large social gatherings, or visiting with members outside your regular household. By maintaining these efforts, they could pay huge dividends and the hopes of being able to lift some restrictions on reserve can become a reality sooner than later. 

If you are required to travel, please practice the following safety precautions:

  • Arrange for COVID-19 Testing which is now available to all members including those not showing symptoms. Please call (403) 737-8411.
  • Face masks are increasingly mandatory in certain businesses and has been advised by Health professionals to wear them when leaving your home.
  • If you can, upload the Tracing App from Alberta Health Services website. This app helps to let you know if you have been exposed to COVID-19 – or if you’ve exposed others.

The Emergency Management Team would just like to acknowledge all the sacrifices each member has made up until this point to get things back on track in terms of gaining our control on COVID-19 and sends praise and gratitude to all our members.

Remember, if you are feeling sick or are having symptoms of COVID-19 to make sure to go and get yourself tested right away and self-isolate until you get your test results back, so we can continue to prevent the spread of this virus.

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful weekend,

Blood Tribe Communications & Community Engagement

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