Important COVID-19 Message – (September 4, 2020)

Over the past three weeks, the Blood Reserve has maintained the number of active cases for COVID-19 at zero. A number we, as a Tribe, can all be proud of! 

Now, to make it so we can eventually start moving towards having restrictions lifted on the reserve, we must do our best to prevent any infections from occurring, and that’s by following all COVID-19 safety measures whether you feel its necessary or not. 

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:

• Physical Distancing of 2 meters (six feet)

• Wearing face masks when out in public or when physical distancing can’t be maintained

• Washing your hands often with warm water and soap for 20 seconds

• Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

• Coughing and sneezing into your arm

• Cleaning and disinfecting areas that are frequently touched (home and office)

• Trying not to touch your face, nose or mouth

• Avoiding non-essential travel and gatherings

• Avoiding close contact with anyone who is sick

• Limiting your passengers to only your household members

• Staying home

We must remember our elders depend on us to keep them safe, and our children look at the examples we present, so this isn’t the time to become relaxed or complacent, just because we have had low active cases for the past six weeks. The COVID-19 virus is real!

So let’s work together and continue to vigilant with our efforts. This way, we can beat this virus!

The Blood Tribe Emergency Management Team would like to remind all parents to make sure to do the self-assessment check with their child/children every day before sending them to school or on the bus to minimize any potential spreading of COVID-19. 

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/edc-covid-19-screening-questionaire-english.pdf

If you or any of your loved ones are feeling ill or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please make sure to self isolate while also setting up an appointment to get yourself or them tested.

If you live on the reserve, you can set up an appointment for testing by calling Community Health at 403-737-8411. If you live off-reserve, you can call 811.

Stay Safe,

Blood Tribe Communications & Community Engagement

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