On Thursday, April 9, 2020, the Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation Si:yá:m Council signed a temporary COVID-19 Virus Community Protection Law. Its purpose is to provide for the protection of Shxw’ōwhámél Lands, the environment, the health and safety of our elders, vulnerable Members and their families by imposing measures to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus on Shxw’ōwhámél Lands.
Shxw’ōwhámél has now set up a security check point to enforce “no visitors” to the community:
understanding covid 19
The check point is located at the entrance of the reserve and will have 2 security officers stationed 24/7. Paladin Security will have their safety measures in place while stationed there.
Part 5 – INTERIM RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS
5.1 Restrictions on Access to Shxw’ōwhámél Lands. No person is authorized to enter onto or remain on Shxw’ōwhámél Lands while this Law is in force, other than:
a) a Member and their immediate family who ordinarily reside on Shxw’ōwhámél Lands;
b) a person who is not a Member but who is authorized to reside on Shxw’ōwhámél Lands;
c) a Peace Officer or coroner;
d) a Shxw’ōwhámél Official; or
e) other persons specifically permitted to do so in advance by Council
COVID-19 Virus Community Protection Law.
Health and Wellness Services
Emergency Management Program May.01.2020
Emergency Coordinator - Sally Hope 604.869.1324
Committee Member - Bonnie Leggat 604.302.9502
Committee Member - Raymond Louie 604.860.9891
Committee Member - Shane James 604.997.5974
Committee Member - Dana Andrews 604.869.1419
Committee Member - Justin Kelly 604.206.9445
Southwest Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre Situation Report #46
ADDITIONAL CRISIS/SUPPORT NUMBERS TO CALL:
Transition Homes for Women: If seeking a transition house call 1-800-563-0808
Suicide Prevention: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) available 24/7
Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234 available 24/7
Youth Crisis Line: 604-872-3311 Lower Mainland; open from NOON-1AM
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868-for available 24/7
Helpline for Children to Report Abuse: If you are a child or youth and would like to talk to someone call the Helpline for Children at 310-1234. You do not need an area code. You can call at any time of the day or night and you do not have to give your name.
Domestic Violence: Call 911 Immediately when in danger
GENERAL PROVINCIAL (BC) INFORMATION AND REFERRAL LINE:
Dial 211 for services available in your local service area.
B.C.'s Daily Coronavirus Update with Dr. Bonnie Henry
COVID-19 in British Columbia
Last Updated May 21, 2020, 4:30 PM
Number of people tested: 127,786
Confirmed Cases: 2,479
Confirmed Deaths: 152
External COVID-19 Update Links
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control:
COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool:
Government of Canada:
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 Update with Dr. Bonnie Henry:
First Nation Health Authority (FNHA):
COVID-19-RELATED SUPPORT RESOURCE GUIDE
Many people from our community, all over Canada, and the world have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal and provincial governments have introduced several emergency funding supports in response to this urgent need.
Please use this as a reference guide for external supports related to COVID-19
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FULL FEDERAL RESPONSE PLAN:
For Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak info available at:
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), applications will also be available on this website beginning April 6th, 2020, if you have lost income because of COVID-19, CERB will provide you with temporary income support. CERB will provide eligible applicants with $500 a week for up to 16 weeks.
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE QUICK LINKS:
Regular EI – Eligibility and requirements available online at:
Regular EI Sickness Benefits (this may be rolled into the CERB) medical notes NOT required, check COVID-19 notice highlighted portion, information frequently updates available online at:
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