MESSAGE FROM CHIEF NICK CLAXTON

APRIL 24, 2020
COVID-19 – Plan moving forward

ÍY, SȻÁĆEL HÁLE/Greetings all of my Tsawout family,

On behalf of Tsawout First Nation leadership, I wanted to reach out to our community. BC Health Minister Adrian Dix stated that there was a “zero chance” of lifting the province’s current health orders of self-isolation and physical distancing throughout the month of April. He added it was unlikely that the orders would ease up in May. Dr. Bonnie Henry said there is a possibility of a reprieve from the virus during the summer. B.C.’s top doctor said it was impossible to predict the possible reprieve until summer arrives.

Tsawout is taking extensive measures to ensure the community has resources through this crisis. These measures are a response to the immediate consequences of the crisis. In close collaboration with you, we will continue to monitor the development of the situation and adjust our response as needed.

Included in this newsletter:

  • Full Update from Chief Claxton
  • COVID-19 Budget
  • Message from Chief & Council and Administration
  • Central Saanich Emergency Operations Report
  • Mental Health & Cultural Supports
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