Updated January 7, 2022
Happy new year from Musqueam! This post has updates from Musqueam departments and programs for the first week of January.
Musqueam Administration re-opened on January 4, 2022 and is operating with a hybrid work-style, meaning staff are rotating working from home and in the office, with COVID-19 protocols in place. Essential staff continue to work on-site fulltime. Musqueam’s office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm and all staff are available within that timeframe, unless otherwise stated.
Musqueam Health is following updated BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) guidelines for COVID-19 testing. Due to the recent surge in testing requests, COVID-19 tests are running low at Musqueam, including nasal swab, gargle and rapid tests. There are more tests on their way but, due to the high demand across the province, the arrival date is uncertain.
There is a new Musqueam COVID-19 Liaison to help answer you questions and provide information about COVID-19 and additional supports.
Musqueam COVID-19 Liaison: Danielle Harkey, 236-688-4821
When to get tested for COVID-19
According to the updated BCCDC guideline, if you have the top 5 symptoms listed in the top box, you can get a test right away. If you have symptoms in the box below, it is recommended to wait 24 hours or more to see if symptoms continue or if you feel better.
If symptoms continue or worsen and are lasting longer than 24 hours than contact the Musqueam COVID-19 Liaison (contact information above).
B.C. Self Assessment: if you have symptoms take the self assessment tool and follow the prompts. It will advise if you should go for a test or continue to self monitor.
Where to get tested?
Tests are running low at Musqueam’s primary care clinic and health department. If you have transportation and can get to a testing centre you can receive take home tests from those centres.
Nearest Testing Sites to Musqueam: UBC Testing Site, YVR Testing Site on N Service Road, St Vincent’s on 33rd Avenue
Key information from the BC Centre for Disease Control
- When to get a COVID-19 test (webpage)
- When to get tested (pdf)
- What to do after getting tested (pdf)
- Close contacts and contact tracing (webpage)
Contact Crystal, CHN, for any additional questions around COVID testing, 604-362-9200 or chn(at)musqueam.bc.ca
Lu’Ma Medical Clinic is holding a COVID vaccine clinic next Tuesday, January 11th. Test the word ‘Family’ to 1-888-492-0711 to register for your first, second or third COVID-19 vaccine.
Due to rising COVID-19 cases, Vancouver School board schools are closed until Monday, January 10, 2022. Read the VSB announcement here.
Employment & Training
Upcoming safety training and computers 101 training are postponed until further notice. Keep an eye on the Employment and Training Facebook Group for an update by January 17, 2022.
Salish Seas has issued a Requests for Proposals (RFP) for community members interested in the following license leasing opportunities: 12 Herring Gillnet Licenses (with potential for additional licenses to come).
Salish Seas Fisheries Limited Partnership is a commercial fishing partnership between Musqueam, Tla’amin, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Proposal submission deadline: 4:30pm, January 27th, 2022
Contact Lawrence Guerin @ 778-997-5510 if interested in submitting a proposal. Join the Musqueam Fisheries Facebook Group for latest updates.
Closed until January 18 due to COVID-19. The youth coordinator, Sandra Dan, is available from 8:30-4:30 from Monday to Friday if any Musqueam youth need to contact her: 604-269-3452 (office), 604-360-9171 (cell) or youthcentre(at)musqueam.bc.ca
Musqueam Youth Nights
Thank you for all those who joined us at Capilano Suspension Bridge’s Canyon Lights last month. Everyone experienced a great atmosphere, fun, food and more!
Currently, Youth Nights are postponed and will resume based on Musqueam Health and BC Provincial Health recommendations. For more information contact Bethany Jones at (604) 997-6758 and/or Sandra Dan at (604) 360-9171