North Island First Nation extends shutdown due to increase in COVID-19 exposures

‘Please avoid gatherings of any kind and spend time only with your immediate household’

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Elementary School will be closed until Monday, Nov. 8 due to most of the students being unvaccinated. (www.gwanaknations.ca photo)

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Elementary School will be closed until Monday, Nov. 8 due to most of the students being unvaccinated. (www.gwanaknations.ca photo)

The Gwa’sala-Nakwaxda’xw First Nation on Northern Vancouver Island has extended its shutdown.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 3 the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Heath and Family Services Facebook page issued an update, noting that “due to an increase in known exposures to COVID-19 in our community members on-reserve and off-reserve, we are prolonging the shutdown of services on reserve until Monday, Nov. 8 … Please avoid gatherings of any kind and spend time only with your immediate household.”

The shutdown originally started on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 6:00 p.m. and was first scheduled to last 48 hours.


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