Update from Child & Family Services department regarding the additional response measures

May 28th, 2020

 

To: Community Members and Staff

From: Child & Family Services

Response Measures: COVID-19

 

Dear Community Members and Staff;

 

As part of the phase 1 of the Eel River Bar First Nation COVID-19 return to work policy, Child & Family Services was supposed to resume its regular operations at a reduced capacity as of June 1st, 2020. On May 27th, 2020 Chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell placed our region back to the orange phase until further notice. Given this information, our offices will continue to be closed and will be reassessed every 14 days. This directive will be reassessed by the Chief and Council and Senior Staff members which may result in further changes to our hours of operations.

 

I would like to emphasize that this news is very disappointing. These are unprecedented times; important decisions must be made regularly to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Chief and Council as well as Senior Staff have worked hard to assure that all necessary measures are in place to assure everyone’s safety and wellbeing. I encourage everyone to continue to follow all recommendations from public health officials. Together we will get through this.

Essential Child Protection Services will continue to be available by contacting our on-call services at 987-9911.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Child and Family Services with respect to any concerns you may have. All regular payments will be mailed unless other arrangements are made.

 

I thank everyone for your patience and collaboration in these difficult times.

 

Sincerely,

 

Schawn Boucher

Director, Child & Family Services