TNG: March 23, 2020 – COVID-19 Update #5

Press Release

March 23, 2020

Our continued response to COVID-19.

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

Therefore, we are sharing the following information.

As of March 23, 2020, there have been 472 confirmed cases in British Columbia, 30 are in the Interior, but no confirmed cases in Williams Lake or the Tŝilhqot’in communities. 21, 296 tests have been completed. B.C also celebrated 100 confirmed recoveries today.

TNG announced it closed its offices to the public last Friday, March 20, 2020. We would like to stress that TNG remains committed to serving our communities during this time and our staff is still reachable by telephone and email.

TNG office telephone numbers:

TNG Downtown Office: (250) 392-3918

TNG Lakeside Office: (778) 799-2145

TNG Health Office: (250) 398-8575

TNG Language & Radio Office: (778)-412-1112

Testing now available in community:

If you are living in community and are experiencing symptoms and/or need health assistance you can contact Pactrice Gordan, Nurse Practitioner. You can reach her by telephone, or message her directly on Facebook.

Patrice Gordon

Family Nurse Practitioner

Phone: (250) 476-1114, or (250) 476-1255

Patrice is also able to administer Swab Testing for COVID-19. She will conduct an assessment by phone, and if necessary she can travel to community. Once the sample is taken, it will then be sent to the lab in Williams Lake and forwarded to Kamloops. Once the sample is received in Kamloops the lab will notify you on results the following business day.

Resources to stay up-to-date 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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