COVID-19 – Important Message (Blood Tribe) – July 10, 2020

Blood Tribe Emergency Management Team wants to remind each member, this weekend, to continue to be mindful in doing their best to keep themselves and each other safe from contracting COVID-19, by following all safety practices. 

  • Wearing face masks when out in public
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet from anyone outside your home as much as possible
  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer to clean hands, if soap and water aren’t available
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cough and sneeze into your arm
  • Clean and disinfect areas that are frequently touched (home and work)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

With the reduction in social interaction, since the start of COVID-19, the Emergency Management Team understands there’s a strong desire for members to want to travel or visit at this time. 

However, if you do happen to travel outside the south zone, attend a large gathering or visit with people outside your regular household, that it’s very important to go and get yourself tested and self-isolate until you get your results back in order to minimize the potential spread of the virus.

The Emergency Management Team also strongly encourages any member living outside the south zone, who plans on travelling to the reserve in the coming days, weeks and months, to be proactive in helping to keep the reserve COVID-19 numbers low by following testing protocols as well. 

It’s these pro-active steps, along with the willingness to follow all COVID-19 safety measures, that is going to provide us with the best defence in regard to preventing another spike in COVID-19 numbers on reserve, so let’s collectively work together to not let this happen

Remember to set up a testing appointment on reserve, you can call (403) 737-8411. For anyone living off-reserve in surrounding communities, you can contact these facilities listed below:

Cardston – (403) 653-5230

Fort McLeod – (403) 553-5351

Pincher Creek – (403) 627-1230

Lethbridge – (403) 388-6666

Also, please be aware, when you go out into the public, that some businesses are now starting to require individuals to wear a face mask in order to use or access their services.

Stay Safe

Blood Tribe Communications & Community Engagement

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