The Haisla Nation Pandemic Planning team has decided to move both Haisla Nation Council offices and Haisla Community School online for the final two weeks before the winter break starts on Dec. 18.
“The Pandemic Planning team has decided, out of an abundance of caution, to send staff to work entirely from home, and the Haisla Community School will also shift into remote learning until the near year,” Haisla Nation Council (HNC) said in the news release.
This change comes shortly after HNC reported three confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kitamaat Village, the first reported cases the community has seen throughout the pandemic.
The work-from-home orders will come into effect Thursday, Dec. 10, Haisla Nation said. For Haisla Community School (HCS), staff will be working from home, and students will receive a homework package for the last week of school before the Christmas break.
HCS staff and students will be expected to return to in-school learning January 4, and any changes or news will be shared on the HCS or HNC Facebook pages.
For HNC staff, all except those who are essential services will be working from home, as well.
Visit the Haisla Nation website for more information or to find the contacts for HNC and HCS.