Blood Tribe COVID-19 Response Bulletin – March 12/2021

Oki,  

We ask you to share this information with your family and others who do not have access to our online resources.  

  • Chief and Council are updated by the DEM and BTDH at regular meetings 
  • Blood Tribe Emergency Management meets every Wednesday 
  • *Blood Tribe Department of Health holds daily briefings* 

RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  1. COVID-19 is still present on the Blood Reserve: 

As of yesterday, March 11, 2021, at noon, the Blood Reserve’s confirmed active cases were at 26 (3 new). Blood Tribe Community Health posts an updated tracker for the community, which can be accessed on their website: https://btdh.ca/covid19/. The tracker is also posted on Facebook pages – BTDH Community Health and Blood Tribe Communications. 

  • Vaccine Rollout:  

The Vaccine Clinic for 2nd doses of Moderna for Blood Tribe members 65+ and those with chronic conditionals will start on March 16 – 18 and March 23 – 25, 2021. No phone call will be necessary as Community Health called all members who received their first dose. Those who need transportation please call Blood Tribe Family and Community Support Services at (403) 737-2888 or (403) 360-9147. 

All First Nations born in 1972-1975 can book for AstraZeneca vaccine by calling Health Link at 811. First Nations born in 1975-1986 are encouraged to call in to determine the exact timeframe to book their appointments.

  • Enhanced Safety Measures for Blood Reserve: 

Chief and Council extended the Enhanced Safety Measures Order to continue until April 1, 2021. These orders can be reviewed here: 

https://bloodtribe.org/index.php/2021/02/16/public-notice-blood-tribe-covid-19-enhancesafety-measures-extended-for-another-30-days-by-order-of-chief-and-council-february15-2021/.

  • Those under quarantine orders must follow or face penalties 

 Curfew of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

  • Restricted travel to essential purposes only 
    • No social gatherings (public or private) – meetings are restricted to a max. of 10

   No wakes are allowed at residences. 

  • All Blood Reserve residents are to remain with their own family cohort 
    • Masks are mandatory 
    • Physical distancing is required in public places (unless with family cohort) 

Continue to Practice Prevention Against COVID-19 by following these guidelines: 

  • Wear facemasks 
    • Wash your hands often and well 
    • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands 
    • Stay at home as much as possible, and practice social (physical) when you do leave home: keep at least 6 feet from others when going out for groceries, medical trips and other essential needs 
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick 
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched 
    • Stay away from others if you are feeling ill 
    • When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands 
    • For COVID-19 Testing questions, please contact your primary health provider or 

Blood Tribe COVID-19 Hotline at (403) 737-8411 or Alberta Health Link at 811 

  • All those interested in sewing homemade masks, please check this website 

(Mask Makers YYC): https://www.maskmakersyyc.com/

For continued updates please check:  

Blood Tribe Communications and Community Engagement – bloodtribe.org, Facebook ‘Blood Tribe Communications – Tsinikssini’, Blood Tribe Communications Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Stay Safe, 

BLOOD TRIBE COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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