Metlakatla First Nation Closes To All Non-Residents Because Of COVID

Decision was made ‘to protect our elders.’

Source: Metlakatla First Nation Website

[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]

The Metlakatla First Nation has made the decision to close the community to all but residents.

The First Nation posted a notice on Facebook Thursday afternoon that outlines the steps they are taking in response to rising case counts of COVID.

Source: Metlakatla First Nation Website

“This is being taken to protect our elders and those who live in the community,” it reads.

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The community across the harbour from Prince Rupert is now closed to non-residents with the exception of essential staff, with all non-residents being asked to leave the community.

Source: Metlakatla First Nation Website

Updates on the concerns from Metlakatla can be followed through their website and Facebook page.

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