Supporting the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis was something they all agreed on.
Mayor Ken Popove said one of Chilliwack council’s priorities is building relationships with local First Nations, and that was the rationale for a conference call today with local chiefs of Indigenous communities on the response to COVID-19.
“Supporting our vulnerable populations is a common goal at this time, and we will continue to keep the conversation and information sharing going,” said Mayor Popove.
— City of Chilliwack (@City_Chilliwack) March 24, 2020
Here is the mayor’s statement for March 24, 2020:
“As a Council, one of our priorities is to build relationships with our First Nations neighbours, and this is even more important in times like these. Today I participated in a conference call with Chiefs from several local First Nations and representatives from the First Nations Health Authority in order to establish a dialogue between our communities and identify areas in which we can work collaboratively.
“During this call, I shared an update on the City of Chilliwack’s response to COVID-19 to date and heard from each community the measures they are taking and the challenges they are facing. Supporting our vulnerable populations is a common goal at this time, and we will continue to keep the conversation and information sharing going.
“Each of us agreed, it is important we all continue to follow the direction of the provincial health officer, practise social distancing and stay home as much as possible. Practise good hand hygiene and stay home if you feel unwell.
“Taking care of ourselves is one way we can take care of each other.”
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