TNG: March 25, 2020- COVID-19 Update #7

Press Release

March 25, 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 25, 2020, there are no confirmed cases in Williams Lake or the Tŝilhqot’in communities. However, the virus continues to spread across British Columbia and we are calling on everyone to do their part to stop the spread of this virus. Today, BC reported 649 confirmed cases in British Columbia, 46 are in the Interior Health region and 9 are in Northern Health region. BC has had 183 recoveries and 14 deaths.

First Nation Education and Program Funding.

Indigenous Services Canada (ICS) has confirmed that for First Nation schools that are administered by First Nation Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and First Nation Schools Association (FNSA) they will continue K-12 education funding for the 2019/2020 school year regardless of whether First Nation schools have suspended classes. For more information please visit:

A reminder to practice social distancing and to self-isolate.

People can be infected with the COVID-19 virus and show no symptoms. You may unknowingly carry the virus and transfer to others who are more vulnerable if they contract the virus. This is why it is important to stay home or safely out on the land. If it is essential you leave your home, practice social distancing by keeping 6 ft in distance apart from one another, avoid physical contact like handshaking and hugging and practice good hygiene by routinely washing your hands.

TNG is here for you:

TNG remains committed to carrying out its daily operations and maintaining communication and connection with all of the communities. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of our staff via telephone or email. We are here for you, and we are all in this together.

TNG office telephone numbers:

TNG Downtown Office: (250) 392-3918
TNG Lakeside Office: (250) 267-3270
TNG Health Office: (250) 398-8575
TNG Language & Radio Office: (778)-412-1112

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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