CHN is Haida Gwaii’s centralized source for information and updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Below you will find resources, phone support, Island-wide and community notices, and additional resources from BC and Canada. This page will be updated regularly.  

HAIDA GWAII STATE OF EMERGENCY MEASURES AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES

ISLANDWIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Regional Letter Re: Travel Restrictions – April 6, 2020

 

Council of the Haida Nation

Haida Gwaii Health Updates
Northern Health guide for your community – March 27
• Accessing medical care on Haida Gwaii during the pandemic – March 28
• COVID-19: An Urgent Message from Haida Gwaii Phsyicians – March 18
School District #50 – Haida Gwaii and Recreation Updates
• School District 50 – face-to-face classes suspended, doors open – March 18
• Haida Gwaii Recreation cancelled and limiting programing
• All weight rooms within the school district facilities are closed – March 16
• All Vancouver Island Regional Libraries closed in response to COVID-19 – March 16
Transportation
Pacific Coastal Temporary Suspension of Operations until May 3 – (posted March 19)
• Air Canada Route Suspensions – No flights between Vancouver and Sandspit until April 30 – (posted March 18)
• Gwaii Haanas
• Coronavirus and your visit to Gwaii Haanas – March 31
• Terrestrial Area of Gwaii Haanas Closed – March 19
• Gwaii Haanas Administration offices are closed to the public – March 19
Island Wide Businesses
Gwaii Trust offices are closed but available by phone or email – March 18
• Northern Savings Reduced Hours – by appointment only (posted March 20)
• Insurance offices are closed to the public and will be able to handle all insurance transactions over the phone
• Haida Gwaii Co-op stores – No CASH transactions, cards only. 10 customers allowed at one time.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Masset
STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY NOTICE – March 24

Village of Masset

Village of Masset Covid-19 Essential Services Update – April 7
• Village of Masset Essential Service Updates – March 22
• Village of Masset Office Closure – March 18
• Notices from Delmas Co-op and VIRL notice posted above

Businesses
North Beach Surf Shop – Mail order for people on island that want any water equipment they have in stock for sale.
• Causeway Convenience – debit and credit preferred, delivery is available with a $10 fee but free for elders and seniors over 65 – March 18
• Joe’s Bottle Depot– closed until March 31 (posted March 18)

Gamadiis Port Clements / Tll.aal Tlell
Village of Port Clements
• STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY NOTICE – March 23
• Port Clements Medication Delivery and Pickup Information – March 23
• Port Clements Travel Advisory – March 18
• Announcements – March 17
• All Recreation Commission Activities are cancelled until further notice (movie nights, Easter events, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Canada Day weekend, and any summer events.)
• Teen Centre is cancelled until further notice
• Multiplex closed to public access
• Port Clements Multiplex Closed to public access – March 16
• North Coast Regional District – office closures to the public and reduced services – March 18
• VIRL notice posted above

Businesses
• Crow’s NestClosed March 25 – April 8 (posted March 25)
• Haida Gwaii Animal Hospital – urgent and emergency care available, clinic is closed to the public (posted March 24)
• Tlell River Fly and Tackle Shop closed but available by messaging – March 16

HlGaagilda Skidegate
SKIDEGATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE INFORMATION – GATHERINGS FOR EASTER LONG WEEKEND – April 8
SKIDEGATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE – THE SALE OF SEAFOOD TO OUR MEMBERSHIP FROM OUTSIDE PARTIES
SKIDEGATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE BULLETIN #2
SKIDEGATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE UPDATE – March 20
• Skidegate Health Centre Facebook Page posts regular program and service updates
• EOC Skidegate direct line: 250-559-4610

Skidegate Band Council Updates
• Skidegate Band Council COVID update – April 2
• Skidegate Band Council Election Postponed – April 1
• Skidegate Band Council State of Emergency Declared – March 23
• Skidegate Band Council All playgrounds are out of bounds – March 21
• Skidegate Band Council ELECTION POSTPONED to April 3 – (posted March 19)
• Skidegate Band Council – Notice to Community Members – March 18

• Haida Heritage Centre and Haida Gwaii Museum closed until further notice – March 17
• Skidegate Health Centre Maildrop – BCCDC Information about COVID-19 – (distributed March 13)
• Notice from Gwaii Co-op posted above

Businesses
• Longhouse Gift Shop – Available for online orders
• Dave’s Take Out – Closed until further notice (posted March 28)
• Green Eggs Market – Closed until further notice (posted March 18)
• Jags Beanstalk – Closed until further notice (posted March 17)

Daajing Giids Queen Charlotte
Forbes Pharmacy – prescriptions filled by phone only at this time (posted March 27). Check their Facebook page for regular updates

Village of Queen Charlotte
• Dedicated communications line: 250-637-1780 or email VQCHelp@gmail.com
• Declaration of State of Local Emergency – March 24
• SOLE Service Impacts – March 24
• Message from Village of Queen Charlotte Mayor – March 18
• Village of Queen Charlotte office is closed to the public. Available by email and phone for emergencies and administration inquires.
• VIRL notice posted above

Businesses
• Ocean View Restaurant – Closed until further notice (posted March 23)
• Howlers Private Liquor Store – Reduced hours (posted March 23)
• The Rural Leaf – Closed March 24 – April 7 (posted March 23)
• Dollar Store with More – Reduced Hours Wednesday – Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm – POSTED DATE March 21
• Causeway Convenience – debit and credit preferred, delivery is available with a $10 fee and free for elders and seniors over 65 – March 18
• Isabel Creek – One customer at a time. Open on Fridays for phone and email orders only. – March 18
• Queen B’s Cafe – take out only
• Queen Charlotte Thrift Shop is closed until April 13, refrain from dropping donated items until April 13 (posted March 17)
• Blacktail – Closed until further notice (posted March 28)

K’il Kun Sandspit
Sandspit Inn – Take out and delivery available Friday – Sunday 5 pm – 8 pm – March 20
• EAGLE TRANSIT LTD – Airport Shuttle Cancelled until further notice – March 17

If you have a community announcement, email us at: info@haidanation.com 

Key symptoms of COVID-19 include: 

  • fever 
  • cough 
  • difficulty breathing 

The province has also created a BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

PROVINCIAL RESOURCES
HealthLink BC811 (Deaf or hard of hearing 711)
Northern Health toll-free number for Northern BC Residents who may be experiencing symptoms related to COVID-191-844-645-7811
The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians with non-medical information about COVID-19 (multiple language options)1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319)
text message: 1-888-268-4319
LOCAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES
Old Massett Health Centre250-626-3911
Skidegate Health Centre250-559-4610
Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital250-626-4702
Southern Haida Gwaii Hospital250-559-4900

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES  

British Columbia 

On March 17, the province declared a state of emergency within British Columbia. “Declaring a state of emergency is an important measure to support our provincial health officer and minister of health in swift and powerful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” (Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth) 

Canada 

PHAC – Handwashing Infographic – Gov. of Canada
PHAC – Know the Difference: Self-monitoring, self-isolation, and isolation for COVID-19 – Gov. of Canada
PHAC – Self-Distancing Infographic – Gov. Of Canada
PHAC – About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Gov. of Canada Factsheet
PHAC – Be Prepared (COVID-19) Inforgraphic – Gov. of Canada
PHAC – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Travel Notice – Gov. of Canada 

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