Northern Health says Haida Gwaii COVID patients self-isolating near home, not Terrace

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Northern Health is denying rumours circulating on social media that Haida Gwaii residents with active cases of COVID-19 are being moved to Terrace to self-isolate.


Late last week, the health authority said patients deemed by their physician to require access to a higher level of care may be moved from isolated areas to Terrace, but to this point, all active cases on Haida Gwaii -- and their close contacts -- are self-isolating in their home communities.


Northern Health says all individuals with lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, and their identified close contacts, are actively monitored by public health staff during their required self-isolations. 


So far, the health authority says it has not been necessary to involve enforcement bodies such as the RCMP in these self-isolation measures in Northern BC.