Positive case of COVID-19 reported at the Tsawout First Nation health centre Victoria News


The Tsawout First Nation attention of the members of the community of the possible exposure to COVID-19 after a person who has tested positive for the virus and went to the health centre located on Tetayut Road in Saanichton.

In a letter to members of the community posted to the Tsawout First Nation website on 19 June, the nation’s health manager Lois Williams explained that someone with COVID-19 had been present at the Tsawout Health Centre for a short period of time, Tuesday, June 16.

“The person observed physical measurements of the distancing and hand hygiene measures”, while the health centre, Williams said, adding that the exposure risk is considered low for the others who were there that day.

According to the letter, Island Health has been notified and is working to contact people who have been exposed to. All those who attended the health centre on the 16th of June, he is asked to monitor themselves for symptoms. Williams has stressed that people without symptoms do not need to self-isolate, unless the Island of Health recommends.

“If you or members of your family develop symptoms of COVID-19, please self-isolate immediately and call the 811 or the Health of the Island test call center [at] 1-844-901-8442 to determine if you need tests,” Williams wrote.

As a precaution, the Tsawout administration building will remain closed until July 6.

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