Today, Musqueam confirmed four on-reserve community members tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are being supported by administration and leadership to self-isolate until they fully recover.
Musqueam Health has notified individuals who came into contact with positive cases. These people are being asked to get tested and self-isolate until they receive their test results.
At this time, there is no concern about potential exposure at the children’s Christmas party that happened on Saturday, December 11.
Musqueam Administration will remain open this week, maintaining regular COVID-19 protocols, but the youth centre is closed.
Stay protected from COVID-19
Even double and triple vaccinated people can contract and spread COVID-19.
Vaccines can create enough immunity to prevent serious illness, hospitalization or death, but vaccines do not guarantee full immunity. The people who tested positive for COVID-19 were fully vaccinated, if they were eligible.
The only way to prevent COVID-19 is to follow public health guidelines:
🖐 wash your hands regularly
😷 wear a mask indoors in public spaces
↔ keep your distance
🌳 gather outside or in small groups only
🤒 stay home if you are sick
✈ only travel if essential
💉 get vaccinated, if you can
Although we haven’t had community cases since late summer, we must remember that the pandemic is not over and we need to keep protecting one another.
COVID-19 guidelines are especially important to protect community members who are unable to be vaccinated, like children under 5 years old.
As the holidays approach, we also want to remind everyone to remain within your household family bubble, and only gather in small groups.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, please notify Musqueam Health immediately to report your diagnosis and request essential assistance.
COVID-19 support from Musqueam
If you have any questions or need support during COVID-19, please contact [email protected] or call 604-269-3444.
To learn more about British Columbia’s COVID-19 response, visit the BC government COVID-19 webpage.