Health Authorities say no active cases of COVID 19 on Haida Gwaii

John Crawford
 
08/21/2020

For the first time in nearly a month, there are no active cases of COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii.
That's according to Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority, which said yesterday all 26 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the islands are now considered recovered.

The outbreak was first declared on July 24th, prompting the province to ban all non-essential travel to Haida Gwaii.

Northern Health staff have followed up with several close contacts of lab-confirmed cases, and report all of those contacts have completed their self-isolation periods.

The Health Authority continues to encourage all Haida Gwaii residents to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19  --- and if they develop them,  to self-isolate and seek testing  by contacting their primary care provider or the COVID-19 Online Clinic and Info Line.

Northern Health says there may still be individuals who are self-isolating for a variety of reasons, such as being in compliance with Haida Gwaii's State of Emergency requirements for anyone returning to the islands.

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