COVID-19 Community Update – September 16

Current numbers
Last night, we received notification of two new cases of COVID-19; one tested positive, and the other is epi-linked, meaning that they developed symptoms and had close contact with the test positive case.

This brings our total number of cases to 40.

We have unfortunately not received any further information about clearances. The last confirmed number last week was 27 cases cleared by public health.

Do you have questions about COVID-19 in general, or the Squamish Nation’s response to COVID-19?
If you have any questions about COVID-19, or about how the Squamish Nation is responding to COVID-19, please post them in the comments below. We will work with the public health nurses and staff/leadership to prepare responses to share with you in our next update.

Reminder re: COVID-19 Needs Assessment Survey
Our COVID-19 Needs Assessment Survey is now open for the purpose of identifying current COVID-19-related needs in our community.

The survey link is available here. You can also find it at

It should take no more than five minutes to complete.

This survey will be open until next Monday, September 21. Please help spread the word! We hope to have one representative from each household complete the survey.

If members require support or wish to complete the survey by telephone, please call 604-362-4558 during regular business hours.

Reminder re: Masks & Gloves Available
We have received some large donations of masks and gloves for distribution to members, both on the North Shore (and surrounding areas) and in the Squamish Valley.

Both fabric and disposable masks are available, as well as disposable gloves.

If you or any members of your household need masks or gloves, please call 604-982-7610 to request these items.

Please note that these items are not restricted to households who are self-isolating. Masks and gloves will be distributed upon request to all members who need them.

Public Health Measures
As always, let’s keep up the great work by continuing to:
• Keep your bubble small
• Maintain 2m/6ft distance between you and anyone outside your bubble
• Wear a mask anywhere that social distancing may be a challenge
• Wash your hands frequently
• Don’t touch your face
And, with the extremely poor air quality we’re facing right now due to the wildfires, it’s recommended that we all stay inside as much as possible, and keep your windows and doors closed to keep the smoke out.

Reminder re: Isolation Supports through Member Services
If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our Member Services team is providing a wide range of assistance to meet the needs of those in isolation.

Call 604-982-7610 during business hours, or 604-505-3776 after hours.

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