Cowichan Tribes confirms cases of COVID-19

Cowichan Tribes confirms cases of COVID-19
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Cowichan Tribes says an undisclosed number of members within their community have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now isolating.

Another Vancouver Island First Nation is dealing with cases of COVID-19 in their community.

Cowichan Tribes says an undisclosed number of members within their community have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now isolating.

“This is a difficult time for all of us, and the next few weeks will be challenging. But we are a strong Nation, and we will get through this. Now, we all need to stay home, stay safe, and support each other,” Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour said in a letter dated Jan. 1.

Cowichan Tribes says their pandemic response team, along with chief and council, under the direction of the
general manager and Ts’ewulhtun Health Centre, are leading the response effort.

They also say they are working with Island Health, First Nations Health Authority and may implement further safety measures should the number of cases increase.

“Let’s work together as a Nation to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect our Sul’wheen and our loved ones,” added Seymour.

Cowichan Tribes is located in Quw’utsun Territory in Duncan.

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