This page is OKIB's official source of information for members regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Please bookmark this page and check back daily for updates.

Call OKIB Health to get on the list for COVID-19 vaccine

January 15, 2021 - Coming later today.

My COVID-19 Story by Rachel Marchand

January 13, 2021 - OKIB's first COVID-19 patient tells her story.

COVID-19 Community Update January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021 - The COVID-19 Community Update is available to OKIB members only. Follow this link to read it.

FNHA Provides Information About the Safety and Efficacy of the Vaccines

January 13, 2021 - Follow this link to read about the vaccines and their effectiveness from the First Nations Health Authority.

Definitive Reference for Vaccines

January 8, 2021 - Follow this link to read about the vaccines and their effectiveness from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Additional COVID-19 resources from OKIB Health

OKIB Health has introduced several beneficial resources that speak to COVID-19 and what to do in the event a person develops respiratory / COVID-19 like symptoms. Please take some time to review and become familiar with these resources.

These are great resources for those seeking to answer the following questions:

  1. I have respiratory symptoms, what should I do?
  2. Should I go to work?
  3. Should I send my children to school?
  4. What if I am not the one sick but a family member is, what do I need to do?
  5. If I am sick, how long do I need to self-isolate for? When can I go back to work? When can I send my children back to school?
  6. What do I need to do if I decide not to test for COVID-19?
  7. What do I need to do if I do decide to test for COVID-19?
  8. If I do want to test for COVID who can I call and where is it done?

Please take a moment to review these resources, as I believe they will answer a lot of questions. Furthermore, and most importantly, it explains what a person would be required to do to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 within our community.

Let’s keep our community safe by being informed.

Way̓ lim ləmtx I Thank you

Amber Froste, RN
OKIB Community Health Nurse

Resources for reliable and current information

Follow these links for up-to-date information from reliable sources.

BC Centre for Disease Control:

BC Ministry of Health:

First Nations Health Authority

Government of Canada:

HealthLink BC:

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC):

Previous communications from OKIB about the pandemic