Local First Nations pro-active in dealing with COVID-19 – Westerly News

“We are in it for the long haul.”

Apr. 1, 2020

As of March 31, the Island Health region had 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the total number of cases in B.C. has climbed to 1,013.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has not singled out any cases in Indigenous communities in her daily reporting.

Due to privacy considerations results will not be communicated, notes a statement from First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).

The Ministry of Health, FNHA, Emergency Management B.C. and Indigenous Services Canada are working together to identify needs and gaps to ensure Indigenous communities are well-supported in managing any outbreaks that may occur.

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