Lax Kw’alaams Update and Info Jan. 14th, 2022
Total Cases In our Community Have Been 17
Currently 0 active
COVID-19 is now becoming more common in many communities.
Thankfully being vaccinated is the first line of defence against the seriousness of this illness. Vaccines are currently available in our clinic. Please make an appointment.
Please Remember if you have any symptoms of COVID to call the clinic to make an Appointment
Covid Testing at the Clinic
Please help us stop the spread by getting tested and adhering to the guidelines
By knowing if you are positive or negative can keep our most vulnerable safe
Please follow BC guidelines and our Nurses directions if you are asked to isolate
Please remember when having a COVID test at the clinic, though the test is fairly quick it does take some time, and there are times where there may be a wait due to others in front of you, or other emergencies happening in the clinic.
If you test negative on the rapid test, and you are symptomatic, you must then have the swab in the nose or the gargle test. This will need to be sent to the lab for verification. The rapid test occasionally will miss a positive case. You and your family must self isolate until you have the results, usually 2-3 days.
If you are negative and you refuse the nasal swab or the gargle test, you and your family will be requested to self isolate for 10 days.
New regulations by BCCDC and Northern Health to remember
- For a positive result Self isolate for 5 days, then wear a mask everywhere for an additional 5 days
- For a negative result no need to isolate, unless, you have been in direct contact with a positive and you have symptoms, in this case you are asked to self isolate for 10 days to keep everyone around you, safe
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated
- Self-isolate for at least 10 days from the first day you had symptoms or until you no longer have symptoms
If you do not Isolate as requested, you will be fined $750 as Previously charged for not following COVID Rules laid out by Lax Kw’alaams Band