More COVID-19 cases and restrictions reported in First Nation communities in the Northwest

Divya Gill

First Nations in the Northwest have reported more COVID-19 cases. 

The Nisga'a Valley Health Authority reported yesterday 33 positive cases of the virus- two of which have recovered. 

Testing is underway, with potential primary contacts and people experiencing flu-like symptoms the priority. 

Those who have travelled outside the Nass Valley are asked to self-isolate for 14 days. 

Health authorities also stated these restrictions will remain in effect until January 8th.

The Kitsela Band had also sent out a media release stating the closure of Administration Buildings.

The recent cluster of positive cases has affected some of their workers and community members- all offices are closed until further notice. 

Kitselas workers are to work from home, and workers should not share vehicles at this time.

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