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

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS  

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

Masset
Gamadiis Port Clements / Tll.aal Tlell
Village of Port Clements
Port Clements EOC Update – August 28, 2020
Daajing Giids Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte EOC Bulletin – February 19, 2021

Village of Queen Charlotte
North Coast Regional District recycling services on Haida Gwaii – June 9, 2020
Village of Queen Charlotte Essential Services Update – June 12, 2020

 Dedicated communications line: 250-637-1780 or email VQCHelp@gmail.com
• Declaration of State of Local Emergency – March 24, 202
• SOLE Service Impacts – March 24, 2020
• Message from Village of Queen Charlotte Mayor – March 18, 2020
• 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, 2020

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


COVID-19 Symptoms

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? (updated March 3, 2021)

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

Key symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills 
  • Cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Difficulty breathing
Other symptoms may include:
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea 

Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 that can appear up to 14 days after being exposed to the virus.

What to do if you have symptoms that may be COVID-19

  • Use the B.C. COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to see if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
  • See the BCCDC page on COVID-19 Testing for more information.
  • Once you have been tested you should self-isolate while you wait for the test results. 
  • If your test is negative you should not return to work or school until you are feeling better. 
  • If you feel unwell and are unsure about your symptoms, contact your health care provider or call 8-1-1.

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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