December 11th, 2020 – The District of Fort St. James is concerned about the rise in COVID-19 cases within our community and would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of taking social distancing protocols seriously. Yesterday, Northern Health confirmed there are 40 cases in the entire Omineca region which includes Fort St. James and the surrounding First Nation communities. Additionally, a rapid response team has been deployed to assist paramedics in our community due to the high volume of calls they have received. We welcome the rapid response team to our community and thank them for their front-line service to keep our community safe.
Currently, the District is working with Health Authorities and community partners to support the community, flatten the curve and limit social interactions. Community Organizations concerned for their ability to safely operate at this time may request information and support from the District of Fort St. James. The District is committed to doing its part to help flatten the curve, but we will only be successful if everyone takes up the challenge. Now is not the time to travel unless it is essential, we need to limit our social interactions to our household and follow all of Dr. Bonnie Henry’s rules and orders. Right now, it is more important than ever to wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay six feet apart.
The District of Fort St. James will continue to provide updates on a weekly basis until cases begin to subside in our area.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the District office.