This is to inform you that COVID-19 virus is present in our communities. To date there are two confirmed cases within the Nation.
The community health team has been working closely with Chief and Council, Director Of Emergency Services, Indigenous Services Canada, Alberta Health, and Alberta Health Services to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus in our community. The Nation’s health team will be delivering COVID education & update packages to community members in the coming days.
The community health team is aware of cases and contacts and follows up with them as per theAlberta Public Health Disease Management Guidelines for COVID-19. The community health team is bound by confidentiality and therefore will keep the names of cases and contacts, as well as all medical information, in confidence.
The health of cases and contacts is closely monitored, as well as making sure that individuals adhere to the Mandatory Quarantine and Isolation: Chief Medical Officer of Health Order 05-2020. Individuals are legally required to isolate if they have COVID-19 or quarantine if they are a close contact to someone who has COVID-19. Public health orders can be legally enforced to protect the health and safety of others. If a case or contact of a case fails to comply with this order, the individual may be fined for violation and/or arrested if necessary. In addition to the Provincial health orders Peerless Trout First Nation is also including no visitors into the Nation as of December 4, 2020. Only residents and essential workers will be allowed into the community at this time.
The commitment to stay home and adhere to any orders helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 and helps keep our community healthy and safe.
Band Manager/Director of Emergency Services
Peerless Trout First Nation