[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]
The Heiltsuk Tribal Council has increased its local measures related to COVID-19 following notification of a positive test result for the coronavirus in the community. The advisory was posted on Wednesday, providing an outline of the steps that the Council had taken, including the request that all residents in the community stay home and the notice of a curfew from 9:30pm to 6:00am.
The community fire truck will be making rounds through the overnight period as part of the curfew enforcement program.
All of the community offices have been closed until further notice, while the Band store will remain open as an essential service, with more details on access to it to be provided in the days to come.
As part of the COVID-19 response, the Emergency Operations Centre has also been reactivated.
In addition to the local measures in the territory, the Council has also issued some travel protocols in and out of the region, including a request to postpone any non-essential travel, as well as for those returning from outside the territory, along with those in their household, to self-isolate for fourteen days.
You can find more updates on the ongoing response from the Heiltsuk Council Facebook page here.