Nisga'a President Outlines COVID-19 Precautions

Kathy Brookes
03/24/2020

Nisga'a Nation President Eva Clayton is urging citizens who have recently come home to the Nass Valley from major urban areas to self-isolate for at least 14 days. 

That was one of the messages in an address to the Nisga'a Nation Monday afternoon.

Clayton said the Nisga'a Nation was currently at a very low risk for COVID-19, but the situation is evolving rapidly and this is a critical time for reducing members' exposure.

She says many families who ordinarily reside in major urban centres such as Vancouver have made the decision to come home to Nisga'a Lands right now. She says self-isolating for at least 14 days will help protect elders and other citizens with compromised immune systems and underlying health issues. 

Clayton is also urging everyone to stay home and take the other precautions recommended by public health officials. 

And she made a point of noting park and tourist destinations in the Nass Valley, including the Hot Springs, are closed to the public -- both Nisga'a and non-Nisga'a. 

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