Blood Tribe Emergency Management – COVID-19 Safety Information for Tribal Members – (November 1, 2020)

With the Blood Reserve confirming its first active case for COVID-19 since the summer, the Blood Tribe Emergency Management Team is strongly encouraging all Tribal members to continue to follow the safety guidelines to help ensure each other’s safety.

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

Due to the Reserve restrictions for mass gatherings, there will be no elections forums allowed, and because of this, we understand that some are considering doing door to door campaigning.

Suppose you plan on doing any door to door campaigning on the Reserve. In that case, the Blood Tribe Emergency Management asks all potential candidates to follow these requests to ensure the Tribal members’ safety you will be interacting with and yourself.

Election Safety Guidelines for Door to Door Campaigning

• Wear a face mask

• After knocking on a door, please proceed to stand six feet back from the door

• Maintain physical distance with the people you are speaking with

• If you’re asked to come inside the home, make sure to keep physical distance and wear a face mask

• Any gathering must be kept to 15 people or less

• If you plan on dropping off any campaign information or pamphlets to make sure to sanitize your hands before giving documents

• If you are feeling sick or are showing any symptom of COVID-19, please don’t campaign and stay home

• Please be respectful to the people you are speaking with and follow their wishes if they do not want to talk with you

• If you don’t want anyone campaigning at your house, make sure to post a sign to notify your request 

At this time, we need to remember that COVID-19 is still here, and it’s something that we need to continue to deal with, so please be mindful of what you are doing when out in public and where you are going. Let’s work together as a Tribe to eliminate any potential spreading of the virus on the Reserve and keep each other safe. 

Since unnecessary travel is recommended to be avoided, however, if you plan to travel outside the Reserve, the Blood Tribe Emergency Management suggests that you check the province of Alberta COVID-19 status map to be aware of the active case numbers in other regions.

Stay Safe,

Blood Tribe Communications & Community Engagement

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