TNG: April 06, 2020 – COVID-19 Update #12

Press Release

April 6, 2020

Our continued response COVID-19:

TNG remains committed to keeping our employees and the communities we serve safe.

Therefore, we are sharing the following information.

Confirmed Cases:

As of April 6, 2020, there are no confirmed cases in Williams Lake or the Tŝilhqot’in communities. However, the virus continues to spread throughout BC and we are calling on everyone to do their part to stop the spread by staying home or out on the land.

Total new cases: 63
Total cases in BC: 1,266
Total cases in Interior Health region: 128
Total cases in Northern Health region: 23
Total recoveries: 783
Total deaths: 39

Support for Tŝilhqot’in Citizens During the COVID-19 Outbreak:

For more information on support and funding during the COVID-19 outbreak, please see the TNG breakdown for off-reserve and on-reserve support, which can be found attached.

TNG Emergency and Health Lines:

If you have a health-related question please contact the TNG Health Office directly. The Health line is operational Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Health Office: Ph:(250) 398-8575

Please call the EOC – State of Emergency Information line if you have questions concerning the COVID-19 emergency situation. The phone is operational during working hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm subject to TNG’s EOC Action Plan.

EOC – State of Emergency Information: Ph: (250)-305-6151

TNG is here for you:

TNG remains operational, a source of information and a point of contact for communities. If you have questions or concerns please reach out to our staff via telephone or email.

TNG office telephone numbers:

TNG Downtown Office: (250) 392-3918
TNG Health Office: (250) 398-8575
TNG EOC – State of Emergency Information: (250)-305-6151

Resources to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 include:

Tŝilhqot’in National Government – Emergency Page

Government of Canada – Public Health

Government of BC – Health Link BC

First Nations Health Authority

World Health Organization


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