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

Essential Work Permits
To view the Essential Work Permitting Process click here.
ESSENTIAL WORK PERMIT (July 6, 2020)
Unified Command
A WEEK OF GRATITUDE FROM UNIFIED COMMAND – Day 4 – May 15, 2020
A WEEK OF GRATITUDE FROM UNIFIED COMMAND – Day 3 – May 14, 2020
A WEEK OF GRATITUDE FROM UNIFIED COMMAND – Day 2 – May 13, 2020
A WEEK OF GRATITUDE FROM UNIFIED COMMAND – Day 1 – May 12, 2020

Transportation
• Air Canada Route Suspensions – No flights between Vancouver and Sandspit until September 8, 2020 – updated July 28
Pacific Coastal Temporary Suspension of Operations to Masset until September 12, 2020 – Updated July 28
BC Ferries – Temporary Service Adjustments – April 14
Pacific Coastal – President’s Message – Updated April 14

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

Haida Gwaii Services WebpageMap – Island-wide business updates
Haida Gwaii Community Futures Update – July 28, 2020

Masset
STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY NOTICE – March 24

Village of Masset

COVID-19 Outbreak on Haida Gwaii Village of Masset Community Response Post – July 27, 2020
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

Vancouver Island Regional Library Masset Branch is now offering takeout services – June 10, 2020

Gamadiis Port Clements / Tll.aal Tlell
Village of Port Clements
Port Clements EOC Update – August 28, 2020
Port Clements EOC Update – August 6, 2020
Resident Update – COVID-19 Self-identified Case Notice – July 24, 2020
• STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY NOTICE – March 23
• Port Clements Medication Delivery and Pickup Information – March 23
• Port Clements Travel Advisory – March 18
• Recreation Announcements – March 17
– Teen Centre is cancelled until further notice
• Port Clements Multiplex Closed to public access – March 16
• North Coast Regional District – office closures to the public and reduced services – March 18 
HlGaagilda Skidegate
SKIDEGATE EOC – Information – Bulletin 10 – Post – August 7, 2020
SKIDEGATE EOC – Information – Bulletin 9Post – August 5, 2020
SKIDEGATE EOC – Information – Bulletin 8Post– July 29, 2020
SKIDEGATE EOC – Information – Bulletin 7 PDFPost – July 25, 2020
SKIDEGATE EOC – Information – Bulletin 6 – April 30
SKIDEGATE EOC – Information – Message from the Chief Councilor – April 24
SKIDEGATE EOC – Information – Bulletin 5 – April 17
SKIDEGATE EOC – Information – COVID-19 Update – April 12

• EOC Skidegate direct line: 250-559-4610

Skidegate Band Council Updates
ISC Funding for Off-Reserve Band Members – posted May 27
Skidegate Band Council BC Hydro Relief Fund Information Post – April 14 (PDF here)
• Skidegate Band Council COVID update – April 2
• Skidegate Band Council Election Postponed – April 1
 

Daajing Giids Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin Pg 1Pg 2 – August 19, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – August 12, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – August 10, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin FAQ’s – August 7, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – August 7, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – August 5, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – July 31, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – July 24, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – July 23, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – June 2, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – April 17, 2020
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – April 9, 2020

Village of Queen Charlotte
North Coast Regional District recycling services on Haida Gwaii – June 9
Village of Queen Charlotte Essential Services Update – June 12

 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.

K’il Kun Sandspit
• EAGLE TRANSIT LTD – Airport Shuttle Cancelled until further notice – March 17

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


COVID-19 Symptoms

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? (updated July 9, 2020)

COVID-19 symptoms are similar to respiratory infections, including the flu and common cold. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough or worsening of chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Lose of sense of smell or taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle aches

While less common, symptoms can also include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Dizziness, confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rashes or discoloration of fingers or toes.

The province has also created a BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
BC Ministry of Health
Self-Isolation Infographic – May 22, 2020
Self-Monitoring Inforgraphic – May 22, 2020

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 
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