IMPORTANT - REGIONAL HEATH ORDER
Regional health orders are in effect starting September 28, 2021 for Eastern Fraser Valley, including Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Agassiz, Harrison, Mission and Hope. Please access the Regional Health Order here for detailed guidance. The following orders are in effect immediately:
- Two-dose vaccination deadline has been moved up as in effect immediately. This applies to ticketed events, concerts, movies, sporting events, gyms, fitness classes, and more.
- Indoor household gatherings are limited to five additional people or one additional household.
- Up to 10 people, in addition to those living at the home, can gather outdoors, unless everyone is fully vaccinated.
- Organized gatherings, such as weddings and conferences are now limited to 10 people inside, or 50 outside, unless all participants are fully vaccinated.
- In workplaces, masks must be worn indoors, with some exemptions (including that workers are behind a barrier or in a room by themselves) and safety considerations.
These restrictions are in effect immediately and until otherwise noted, remain in effect for the foreseeable future in the Eastern Fraser Valley Health Area.
HOW TO REPLACE YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORD
If you have misplaced your immunization record, there are a few options to secure a new one.
MASKS & PROOF OF VACCINE: IMPORTANT UPDATES
Please read the following notice from Fraser-Salish Region First Nations Health Authority for updated information on masks and proof of vaccination.
COVID-19 VACCINATION BENEFIT
In the spirit of health and safety of our community, Chief and Council have agreed to provide a $2,000 benefit to every Peters First Nation member, spouse, and common-law partner who are fully vaccinated (two doses of vaccination).
Proof of both doses of vaccination will be required to receive this benefit – this benefit will be available until November 15, 2021. Please ensure your documentation is provided to Victoria Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION – JULY 16, 2021
The latest COVID-19 update from ISC shares important news regarding wildfires in BC and a message from the Ministers of Public Safety and Transport. Please read this notice to learn more about wildfire season and what to do in the event of a fire.
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION – JUNE 11, 2021
The latest message from ISC BC Region touches on National Indigenous History Month and the recently enacted National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The new national day will honour survivors, their families and communities. It will also ensure that public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
The notice also shares information on Phase 2 of the BC Restart Plan and includes an update on vaccination rates of adults in First Nation and Inuit communities. For more details, including information on the Indigenous Community Support Fund, mental health support, and Residential Schools Missing Children Community Support Funding, please read the notice in full.
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION – JUNE 4, 2021
This message from ISC acknowledges the tragic news regarding the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. They share that experienced and culturally competent counsellors are available if members want to talk, are distressed, or triggered by painful memories.
As well, a National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students and those affected. Emotional and crisis referral services can be accessed by calling the 24-hour line at 1-866-925-4419.
For more information and resources, please read the full notice from ISC.
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION – MAY 5, 2021
This message from ISC discusses this year’s Mental Health Week organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association. They share resources to help us get informed and learn how to support others, including specific mental health and cultural support during COVID-19. The message also provides updates on registration and status cards, the historic Budget 2021: Strong Indigenous Communities investment, the ongoing response plan for COVID-19 management, and more. Please read this attached message from ISC for all the latest information.
SECOND DOSE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS
Please attend at the same site as your first dose.
Tuesday, May 4, between 1:45-2:45 PM
Peters First Nation:
Friday, May 7, between 11-11:30 AM
Please contact Victoria at 604-793-5184 with any questions, or if you would like to register for your first dose. Victoria will coordinate with FNHA to get you registered for your immunization.
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION – APRIL 21, 2021
This message from ISC BC Region contains information on BC’s permanent increase to income assistance and disability assistance rates, and the first-ever increase to the senior’s supplement. The update also includes vaccine information and shares a fact sheet to help answer questions and dispel myths on the COVID-19 vaccinations. ISC also shares news on Infrastructure Canada’s call for applications for the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program and much more! Please read this notice from ISC to learn more!
FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT – MARCH 29, 2021
Effective March 29, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced new restrictions on indoor dining, group fitness and worship services. These restrictions are in response to the steady increase of COVID-19 cases and will take effect March 29 until April 19. Additionally, public health encourages students down to Grade 4 are to wear masks while in school. For more information, including vaccination updates, please read this FNHA Situation Report.
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM ISC BC REGION – MARCH 24, 2021
Indigenous Services Canada has shared an update on this year’s Our Gathering kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct on March 10-11. For information on THE Indigenous Community Support Fund, COVID-19 related funding, worker and family support, and more please read the latest COVID-19 Message from ISC. To catch up on previous updates visit the First Nations Public Service Secretariat website.
COMMUNITY VACCINATION UPDATE – MARCH 3, 2021
The provincial government’s announcement of extending the timeline to receive a second dose to four months provides us with an opportunity to access sufficient vaccine to fulfill a whole community approach for first doses, which will provide strong protection for more people much sooner. For more information, please see this Community Vaccination Update from the First Nations Health Authority.
ELECTION POSTPONEMENT, 2021
Due to Covid-19, Indigenous Services Canada Election Regulations provide for an extension of the term of office for up to six (6) months after the date the term of office would have normally ended. For the health and safety of our members, we have decided to postpone our election for six (6) months to July 22, 2021. Please see the attached Band Council Resolution passed, submitted, and approved by ISC.
Chief Norma Webb, Councillor Victoria Peters, and Councillor David Peters
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS – JANUARY 12, 2021
Peters First Nation members aged 18 years and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the upcoming weeks. More details will be released soon. Please read the following resources from the First Nations Health Authority on the COVID-19 vaccines.
Please continue to follow current health orders.
Chief Norma Webb, Councillor Victoria Peters, and Councillor David Peters
Provincial Health Officer Order
Indigenous Services Canada
First Nations Health Authority
INDIGENOUS SERVICES CANADA BC REGION UPDATES
ISC BC Region is supporting First Nations on-reserve in coronavirus response through a number of programs and services, Please read the following notices to stay up-to-date on news from ISC BC Region:
Visit the full archive here.