COVID-19 Community Update from Chief Jen Thomas

COVID-19 Community Update from Chief Jen Thomas

News & UpdatesCOVID-19 Community Update from Chief Jen Thomas

COVID-19 Community Update from Chief Jen Thomas

As the summer comes to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic carries on. We have been weathering this storm for more than a year and a half, and we have been able to do so because of the support and care from our TWN Community Members.

Right now, the Delta Variant is a cause for concern, as case numbers continue to rise in British Columbia. Even amongst double-vaccinated people, the Delta Variant remains strong.

With this in mind, we must continue to be diligent in following COVID-19 safety measures. Chief Jen Thomas shares an updated message with the community on navigating the pandemic, with words of encouragement to stay strong:

A reminder for all to please continue to follow safety measures:

  1. Continue to wear a mask indoors
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Wash your hands often
  4. Stay home if you feel sick
  5. We ask for no outside visitors to come to our community during this time

We hope you continue to prioritize your health and wellness. Make exercise and time outdoors a priority. Continue to connect with loved ones, either virtually or from a safe distance. We must continue to stay the course with managing this pandemic to keep our community safe.

We thank each and every one of you for doing your part.

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