FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATHABASCA TRIBAL COUNCIL OPERATIONS UPDATE DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
(March 12, 2020, Fort McMurray, AB) – Out of an abundance of caution, the Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC) will be scaling down daily operations until further notice. This precaution is being taken to limit the potential spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. All community events that are hosted by ATC will be postponed until further notice. This operational change will allow our team to focus on providing essential services to the communities we serve during this time of potential outbreak in our region.
“The health and well-being of our Community Members and staff is our number one priority,” said Karla Buffalo, CEO of Athabasca Tribal Council “Our staff are committed to supporting our community members with essential services while taking reasonable and measured steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.”
Meetings scheduled with ATC staff will be moved to telephone or video conferencing. If an in-person meeting is required, ATC has developed a protocol that will be implemented prior to the meeting to determine the risks to both parties to ensure the health and safety of all involved. Essential services will still be operational, phone calls and emails will continue to be responded to.
We encourage Community Members to review the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) information on our website at http://atcfn.ca/our-services/health/covid19/ daily, as we continue to update this information as it becomes available.
We will continue to actively monitor our social media pages and respond to comments and messages in a timely manner. Facebook: @AthabascaTribalCouncil.ATC | Twitter: @AthabascaTC