Tla-o-qui-aht First Natio
A notice has been posted to the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the community.
The community is located along the west coast of Vancouver Island in Tofino and consists of over 1200 members.
As a result, the community is being required to go into “total lockdown” to prevent further spread of the virus.
“There is to be absolutely no visitors to the community and no visiting between houses,” says a message from the Tla-o-qui-ah Emergency Operations Centre.
Community members are being asked to restrict travel and only leave the area for essential travel, including food and supplies.
“We will put out a community notice to let you know when the Nation bus will be going into town from Long beach,” reads a statement.
The First Nation was made aware of the positive test on Sunday, Nov. 22. Contract tracing has been done and everyone who has been linked to the case is currently isolating, according to the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.
As a result of the COVID-19 case, all businesses within the communities are being ordered to close.
According to a Facebook post, there will be a Zoom call to update the community on the current COVID-19 situation at 4PM on Monday afternoon.
A link to the Zoom meeting can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81517218934