Our number one priority is, and always has been, the health and wellness of our community. It is Splatsin's commitment to the community that vital services will continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what we're doing.


HEALTH SERVICES

What we’re doing…

  • Answering health questions and providing assessments over the phone
  • Making referrals and follow-up for members who need treatments
  • Providing pre-established home health services, treatments and procedures
  • Providing many regular physical and mental health services over the phone
  • Providing daily information for communication to the community
  • Calling regular patients and touching base
  • Overseeing Splatsin’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
  • Implementing Splatsin’s Communicable Disease Emergency Plan

What we’re working on…

  • Securing extra healthcare goods and supplies for services
  • Communicating daily with regional, provincial and national health authorities
  • Continuing to ensure the health and wellness of all community members
  • Assisting Splatsin facilities with COVID-19 education and support (e.g., Quilakwa Esso & Shihiya School)

See essential health services here


ESSENTIAL GOODS & SUPPLIES

What we’re doing…

  • Meeting daily as a Community Crisis Team (CCT) comprised of staff and community members to secure essential goods and supplies for the community
  • Delivering first round of food hampers to elders 65 and greater living on reserves IR#1 and IR#2 on March 25
  • Delivering second round of food hampers to terminally ill band members under the age of 65

What we’re working on…

  • Determining the need for essential supplies in the community
  • Supplies storage and delivery/pick-up logistics
  • Preparation of a household isolation kit including instructions for self-isolation, social distancing and preventative measures
  • Planning for worst-case scenarios
  • Developing calorie-rich recipes to be included in future food deliveries

ADMINISTRATION & BUSINESS

What we’re doing…

  • Continuation of essential member services
  • Hosting daily conferences with various internal departments and band leadership
  • Attending multiple daily conferences with various levels of government
  • Staff are working healthily and effectively from home
  • Daily COVID-19 updates on the website and social media
  • Weekly updates delivered on-reserve and to all members via email

What we’re working on…

  • Implementing and refining Splatsin’s Emergency Business Continuity Plan (EBCP)
  • Developing a Strategic Communications Plan (SCP) to help keep members informed

See essential member services here


EDUCATION

What we’re doing…

  • Closure of Shihiya School until further notice and communicating this to affected members
  • Continuation of the intake for the Post-Secondary Education Program (PSE)
  • Daily contact with School District No. 83 and the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) on the evolving plans for continuing education for students k-12 in public and band schools

What we’re working on…

  • Providing support for all students

COMMUNITY & CULTURE

What we’re doing…

  • Banning all events and gatherings until further notice
  • Closure of all Splatsin facilities until further notice with exception of Quilakwa Esso
  • Public education about preventative measures against COVID-19
  • Developing how-to traditional medicine instruction videos
  • Keeping an updated list of important changes from outlining essential agencies (e.g. food bank)

What we’re working on…

  • Promotion of healthy active lifestyles through all communication

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