Concern over the spread of COVID-19, the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation has restricted access to its Northside and Southside Subdivisions.
Chief and council determined the measure is required to help keep residents safe by limiting the amount of traffic in and out of the neighbourhoods. Council felt with confirmed COVID-19 cases in the community, the high number of COVID-19 cases in Prince George and with the overload situation at the University Hospital of Northern BC, that access to each subdivision should be limited to residents, essential staff, and approved contractors. TANO Fuels will also remain closed until the Restricted Access Order is lifted.
“The safety of our members, staff and visitors is our number one priority at all times,” said Chief Dolleen Logan. “With confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community, the alarming number of cases in Prince George and the ongoing overload situation at the University Hospital of Northern BC, Council and Administration had no choice but to limit access to our Northside and Southside subdivisions. Only residents, essential staff and approved contractors will be granted access. Non-residents will not be granted access and TANO Fuels in the Southside neighbourhood will remain closed.
“We know this comes just ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend when families and friends enjoy gathering to celebrate the season. The restricted access order will remain in place through the Thanksgiving weekend and will be reassessed on Tuesday, October 12 to determine if it will remain in place or be amended. We feel it is the community’s responsibility to help keep everyone safe and we owe it to each other to continue to practice COVID-19 safety protocols.”