YKDFN steps up precautions amid virus threat – Northern News Services

March 17, 2020

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) is staying vigilant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

“(We’re) shutting down meetings of large groups, minimizing office usage, we’re keeping up with some essential services like water delivery and maintenance. We cancelled our Elders meeting because they’re vulnerable (to the virus). Even the council meetings have been postponed,” as Edward Sangris, chief of the Dettah YKDFN told NNSL Media.

YKDFN’s safety measures come as COVID-19 has yet to reach the territories, and there were no positive cases reported by the Department of Health and Social Services as of Monday afternoon.

“I’m thankful that it hasn’t come north yet. We must be really fortunate. And we’ll take precautionary measures to prevent any further spread of coronavirus in our community. We’ll see what happens in anther two weeks. People just have to be cautious, wash their hands and do their best for the community and the health of the people,” Sangris said.

Read More: https://nnsl.com/yellowknifer/ykdfn-steps-us-precautions-amid-virus-threat/

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