As we continue to deal with Yukon’s COVID-19 outbreak, Chief Bill has a message for citizens and the community: Step up now or be sorry later.
Shä̀w níthän, gùnáłchîsh, mähsi’cho and thank you to everyone who has been doing their part, and to all the KDFN and Yukon healthcare workers for their ongoing dedication to keeping us all safe.
Danchea. Hello, Citizens and the community,
My name is Doris Bill and I am Chief of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
I am reaching out to you again because we are all sadly STILL deep in this COVID-19 outbreak.
• If you have NOT been vaccinated….
• If you’re NOT following the Safe 6 + 1 guidance
• If you’re having gatherings of more than 6….
• If you have symptoms and have NOT been tested….
Now … before things get any worse. … it’s time to step up and do your part.
We’ve been hearing that people are relying on incorrect … even dangerous … sources for their COVID-19 and vaccine information …
You CANNOT rely on your own research … do not take advice from a so-called doctor on the internet … or even from someone you know if they are not a healthcare professional …
Use trusted sources that have been vetted … Here at Kwanlin Dün, it’s Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the skilled professionals who work at our Health Centre.
The healthcare professionals who make COVID safe recommendations for Yukon have multiple advanced degrees and years of experience. … It’s their full time job to look after the health of our people … Let them make those hard decisions for you and everyone in Yukon.
And if you have questions … call the health centre here weekdays … or you can call 811 for health information anytime.
Second, I want to make sure everyone knows that Yukon has made it easy to get tested in McIntyre…
Citizens … if you have symptoms … you can get a rapid test. It only takes about 15 minutes.
These rapid tests have been available on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and will continue to be available on Monday and throughout the week at the Health Centre.
If you need a test over the weekend, phone the Yukon Testing Centre at 867-393-3083 and leave a message. They will call you back with an appointment.
Know that we are all working hard for you … the KDFN government … our health centre staff … and Yukon’s healthcare workers …
In fact… things have gotten so bad here that reinforcements have come in from other parts of Canada to help with contact tracing …
Our support systems are working as hard as they can.
And each one of us needs to do what we can to help …
Do it for your family and for the community…. but also for yourself.
Do not be your own worst enemy.
This is serious…. We are at a critical time…. If everyone doesn’t step up we will be in this situation for weeks or months … we will see many more people get sick … and we will lose people.
Step up now, or be sorry later.
Shä̀w níthän, gùnáłchîsh, mähsi’cho and thank you.