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.


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


OKIB Community Flu Clinics

OKIB Community Flu Clinics will offer free flu shots to all community members
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more important than ever to get immunized against the flu

Attend one of OKIB’s drop-in clinics and receive your FREE flu vaccination. Flu shots will be provided on a first come first serve order at the Health Centre (BlueBird Building).

Both Influenza and COVID-19 can make you feel very sick. If you start to feel unwell it can be hard to determine if you are sick because of the flu, especially during this time of COVID-19 pandemic. The flu vaccination will protect you from Influenza.

It is possible to have concurrent infections of Influenza and COVID-19, which are different viruses of different families. To avoid this, it is recommended that you get your annual flu shot.

If you have any questions please contact Health reception or Amber Froste, CHN, RN at 250-542-5094 or [email protected].

Flu Clinic Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 14, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 21, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 23, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 28, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30, 1 to 4 p.m.

Flu Clinic Procedures:

Please follow COVID 19 infection prevention measures for these No appointment/Drop-in Flu Clinics, which are open to all OKIB Community Members:

  • Do not attend clinics if you have any symptoms of respiratory or COVID-like illness
  • Obey enter and exit signage
  • Maintain social distancing (2 m / 6 ft. apart) at all times for yourself or those not in your group
  • Line up at markers
  • Wear a mask to Flu Clinic if possible
  • Use hand sanitizer upon arrival
  • Please follow directions provided by OKIB Health Staff. A staff representative will meet you upon entry and provide all necessary directions.

Previous communications from OKIB about the pandemic

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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):